Suspect apprehended in killing of Wash. deputy

Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer identified the deputy as 34-year-old Daniel McCartney

Duty Death: Daniel McCartney - [Yelm, Washington]

End of Service: 01/08/2018

Associated Press

FREDERICKSON, Wash. — Authorities in Washington state have arrested a man believed to have been involved in the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy.

Pierce County deputy Daniel McCartney, a 34-year-old Navy veteran and married father to three young boys, was shot during a foot chase late Sunday as he responded to a home invasion near the small community of Frederickson, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Tacoma, said sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer.

One suspect in his mid-30s was found dead at the scene, but another got away, authorities said. On Monday afternoon Troyer said that a 32-year-old man had been taken into custody in the Shelton area on unrelated felony warrants.

A deputy in the area spotted the man who gave a false name when approached, Troyer said. Once authorities learned his real name, Troyer said he was taken to jail on the warrants and further investigation tied the man to the shooting. Two weapons also were found at the scene, Troyer said.

Police had closed off roads in the area and conducted a manhunt among industrial sites as well as wooded areas.

The suspect was expected to appear in court Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge.

Neither suspect's name has been released.

"There's a sadness that will be felt and should be felt in the community," said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor. "He is a young deputy who signed up to watch over other people. He had an ethic in his heart for doing something for other people."

McCartney was hired at the sheriff's department in 2014 after stints with police departments in the small Washington state cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam.

After the shooting McCartney was taken to a Tacoma hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His family members and dozens of law enforcement officers gathered at the hospital to say goodbye, The News Tribune newspaper reported .

More than a dozen officers and deputies saluted as McCartney's body was carried from the hospital in a flag-draped coffin and loaded into a van.

A memorial fund was set up to benefit his wife and children.


Overnight our department, our community, and especially one of our families suffered an incredible loss. We are...

Posted by Pierce County Sheriff's Department on Monday, January 8, 2018


Deputy Daniel McCartney

A Pierce County deputy was shot and killed pursuing a suspect near Frederickson. Deputy Daniel McCartney, of Yelm, was a Navy veteran and leaves behind a wife and three young children. "He had an ethic, an ethic in his heart for doing something for other people. Know that. People in the community need to know that."

Posted by KING 5 on Monday, January 8, 2018



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