Family of slain corrections officer Jayme Biendl releases statement

EVERETT — Jayme Biendl’s family on Thursday afternoon released this statement. The corrections officer was killed Saturday at her post in the chapel at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe.

Jayme Biendl Family Statement

“Our family has been completely devastated by the tragic death of our beloved sister and daughter, Jayme Biendl. The magnitude of our loss cannot be put into words. Our hearts are filled with sorrow.

“We will be focusing on our lovely memories of Jayme at this time. Jayme grew up and lived in Granite Falls all of her life. She played softball growing up and spent many summers on family fishing trips. She was a caring and loving sister, a wonderful, responsible daughter and a great friend to us all. She loved to cook, loved her horses, and loved her family and all of her friends most of all. We will miss her beautiful smile, sparkling eyes and her positive attitude. She was a genuine loving caring person. She would be the first to give everything and expect nothing in return. Jayme would never judge somebody by their possessions or appearance but by the person underneath.

“She was in every sense of the word a real sweetheart. We all loved Jayme so very much and will miss her every day of our lives. There is an enormous void in our lives that will never be filled.

“On behalf of Jayme’s family, we wanted to thank law enforcement and the entire community for their outpouring of support during this tragic time in our lives. We appreciate all that has been done to help us and would like to request that the family’s privacy be respected through this horrible ordeal.”

In addition, Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz said that anyone wishing to send flowers in Biendl’s honor is asked to send them to the Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Avenue in Everett either on Monday February 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Tuesday February 8th from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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