Federal Way officer dies while on duty

  • Mon Mar 22nd, 2010 6:07am
  • News

Associated Press

FEDERAL WAY — A Federal Way police officer died on duty after working at the scene of an officer-involved shooting.

Police say the 34-year-old officer was found collapsed in his patrol vehicle and pronounced dead around 7:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police said the cause of death is unknown but there were no signs of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

The police shooting occurred earlier in the morning as officers tried to apprehend a suspected car thief.

Police said the suspect rammed three vehicles with a stolen SUV, which prompting officers to fire on the fleeing vehicle.

A 17-year-old driver was struck in the arm and arrested shortly after.

The deceased officer had served with the Federal Way force for 41/2 years and is survived by his wife and two children.

Information from: The News Tribune, www.thenewstribune.com