Top (L-R): Charles Raymond, Jefferson Beard, Charles O. Curtiss, Jack Fox. Middle (L-R): Percy Z. Brewster, Wesley H. Whittenberg, William D. Arndt, Nicholas Davis, Jim Kinard. Bottom (L-R): Brian DiBucci, Edwanton Thomas, Timothy Brenton, Jayme Biendl.

Top (L-R): Charles Raymond, Jefferson Beard, Charles O. Curtiss, Jack Fox. Middle (L-R): Percy Z. Brewster, Wesley H. Whittenberg, William D. Arndt, Nicholas Davis, Jim Kinard. Bottom (L-R): Brian DiBucci, Edwanton Thomas, Timothy Brenton, Jayme Biendl.

Snohomish County’s fallen officers

Since 1902, 13 officers who worked or lived in Snohomish County have died in the line of duty.

Thursday marks 25 years since Snohomish County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Kinard died in the line of duty.

Here is a list of law enforcement officers from the county to lose their lives while serving the public.

July 5, 1902 — Everett police detective Charles Raymond was ambushed near Bothell. He was helping the sheriff’s office hunt Harry Tracy, an escaped convict from Oregon. Tracy reportedly killed a half-dozen lawmen before being brought down near Spokane. Raymond was described in a local news account as “one of the most efficient officers of the Everett force.”

Nov. 5, 1916 — Jefferson Beard and Charles O. Curtiss were fatally shot in the gun battle known as the Everett Massacre. Both had been deputized by then-Sheriff Donald McRae to repel a boatload of labor protesters from Seattle. Beard had worked in law enforcement; Curtiss was a National Guard lieutenant.

Nov. 23, 1920 — Jack Fox, an Everett police detective, was fatally shot on Colby Avenue while trying to arrest a robber.

March 2, 1927 — Percy Z. Brewster, Sultan’s town marshal, was fatally shot while placing a suspect in the town jail. Edward Sickles was convicted and sentenced to hang. He escaped from the county jail, and a posse tracked him to a shack near Granite Falls. He died from multiple gunshots.

Dec. 29, 1960 — State trooper Wesley H. Whittenberg was fatally struck by a car while directing traffic around a crash along Highway 99 at the Stillaguamish River.

Feb. 5, 1966 — Marysville police officer William D. Arndt was fatally shot by a troubled 17-year-old boy.

Dec. 18, 1984 — Seattle police officer Nicholas Davis was fatally shot when he confronted a man who left a restaurant without paying. Davis lived in Snohomish County.

Aug. 15, 1994 — Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Kinard was ambushed by an ex-convict, who minutes earlier had killed a blind man. Charles Finch was sentenced to die but won a new sentencing trial on appeal. He later died from a fatal jump at the county jail.

July 15, 1999 — Everett police officer Brian DiBucci fell from the U.S. 2 trestle while assisting in a felony traffic stop.

Sept. 12, 2006 — Brier officer Edwanton “Eddie” Thomas died from a heart attack while struggling with a man who was having a diabetic reaction.

Oct. 31, 2009 — Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton was ambushed in his patrol car. He lived in Marysville.

Jan. 29, 2011 — Corrections officer Jayme Biendl was strangled at her post in the chapel of the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe. Her killer has been sentenced to death.

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