Tacoma Obituaries

Tacoma Obituaries

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  • Saturday Dec 3 | via The Columbian 

    Memorial service for slain Tacoma officer to be Friday

    Tacoma police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez will be remembered and honored at a memorial service Friday at the Tacoma Dome. Friday's service will be open to the public.

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  • Saturday Dec 3 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

    Memorial service for slain Tacoma officer set for Fr...

    People pay their respects under a photograph of fallen Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez following a vigil at the Tacoma Police Sector 4 substation, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016,. Gutierrez was shot while responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday night and died shortly after at a hospital.

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  • Saturday Dec 3 | via The Olympian 

    Funeral for slain officer will be Friday at Tacoma Dome

    Tacoma police officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez will be remembered and honored at a memorial service Friday at the Tacoma Dome. Gutierrez died Wednesday after being shot at an East Side Tacoma home.

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  • Saturday Dec 3 | via The Las Vegas Sun 

    Police: Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

    The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped. As the suspect held a little girl as a human shield, his movements exposed him to a sheriff's marksman who targeted him through a window and killed him with a shot to the head, allowing the 8-year-old girl to break free from his grasp and run to safety, authorities disclosed Friday about the killing of Bruce R. Johnson in Tacoma, Washington.

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  • Friday Dec 2 | via CBS News 

    Marksman fired deadly shot to Tacoma gunman after ch...

    The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped. As the suspect held a little girl as a human shield , his movements exposed him to a sheriff's marksman who targeted him through a window and killed him with a shot to the head, allowing the 8-year-old girl to break free from his grasp and run to safety, authorities disclosed Friday about the killing of Bruce R. Johnson in Tacoma, Washington.

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  • Friday Dec 2 | via The Progress 

    The Latest: Police: Shooter impersonated cop at Taco...

    Tacoma Police Department animal control officer Kate Madden salutes during the procession for Tacoma police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 in Tacoma, Wash. Crowds gathered to pay respects to Gutierrez who died Wednesday after being shot while responding to a domestic violence call.

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  • Friday Dec 2 | via Fairfield Citizen-News 

    Police: Sniper killed gunman after child ran to porch

    A visitor walks past the growing memorial at Tacoma Police Headquarters, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in memory of Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez. Gutierrez was shot while responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday and died later in the day at a hospital.

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  • Friday Dec 2 | via Seattle Post-Intelligencer 

    Medical examiner identifies police shooting suspect

    Tacoma City Councilmember Victoria Woodards holds a candle as she attends a vigil Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, for fallen Tacoma Police Officer Reginald "Jake" Gutierrez. Gutierrez was shot while responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday and died later in the day at a hospital.

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  • Thursday Dec 1 | via Porterville Recorder 

    The Latest: Hundreds attend vigil for slain officer

    Law enforcement officers stand by command vehicles on East 52nd Street in Tacoma, Wash., in the early hours of Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, near the home where a Tacoma Police officer was fatally shot Wednesday. The police officer who was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call died Wednesday night, while police worked to arrest a suspect they believed was still barricaded in the home with a gun, authorities said.

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  • Thursday Dec 1 | via The Japan Times 

    Cops kill gunman, rescue kids, wife after officer di...

    Motorcycle law enforcement officers prepare to lead a procession away from Tacoma General Hospital with an ambulance bearing the body of a Tacoma Police officer who was shot and killed while answering a domestic violence call Wednesday in Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said the officer was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening.

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  • Thursday Dec 1 | via Porterville Recorder 

    'A clear shot' - police kill suspect, rescue children

    Law enforcement officers stand by command vehicles on East 52nd Street in Tacoma, Wash., in the early hours of Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, near the home where a Tacoma Police officer was fatally shot Wednesday. The police officer who was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call died Wednesday night, while police worked to arrest a suspect they believed was still barricaded in the home with a gun, authorities said.

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  • Thursday Dec 1 | via Albany Times Union 

    The Latest: Officer killed in Washington state is id...

    Law enforcement officers stand by command vehicles on East 52nd Street in Tacoma, Wash., in the early hours of Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, near the home where a Tacoma Police officer was fatally shot Wednesday. The police officer who was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call died Wednesday night, while police worked to arrest a suspect they believed was still barricaded in the home with a gun, authorities said.

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  • Thursday Dec 1 | via Anchorage Daily News 

    Tacoma, Wash., police officer fatally shot; suspect ...

    Dozens of solemn, uniformed officers lined the sidewalk outside Tacoma General Hospital in Washington Wednesday night, silently waiting for the body of one of their own, who died hours after he was shot earlier by a gunman while responding to a domestic call at a home on the city's east side. The officer, who authorities have not yet identified, was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery, but could not be saved.

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  • Thursday Dec 1 | via WRIC-TV Richmond 

    Suspect in Tacoma officera s death shot and killed b...

    The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma officer has been shot and killed by police after a lengthy barricade situation, authorities said early Thursday. Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer says the suspect was shot at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday, ending an 11-hour standoff.

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  • Thursday Dec 1 | via Time 

    Standoff Over Domestic Violence Call Leaves Police O...

    An ambulance bearing the body of a Tacoma Police officer who was shot and killed while answering a domestic violence call, drives away from Tacoma General Hospital in a procession Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. A Wednesday stand off between police and a domestic violence suspect left both a police officer and the suspect dead .

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  • Wednesday Nov 30 | via WANE-TV Fort Wayne 

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    Law enforcement officers gather at Tacoma General Hospital, where a Tacoma Police officer was taken after being shot while responding to a call Wednesday evening, Nov. 30, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died.

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  • Wednesday Nov 30 | via KHQ-TV Spokane 

    Suspect in fatal shooting of Tacoma officer dead

    The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer who was answering a domestic violence call : 4:30 a.m. Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer has been shot and killed by officers after a lengthy barricade situation. Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ed Troyer says the suspect was shot at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday, ending an 11-hour standoff.

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  • Monday Nov 28 | via Post-Bulletin 

    Death notices

    Charles Brust , 74, of Gig Harbor, Wash., died Nov. 19, in Tacoma, Wash. Services pending at St. Lawrence Church in Milbank, S.D. Evelyn M. Burfeind , 91, of Rochester, died Wednesday at the Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth.

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  • Wednesday Nov 23 | via Tacoma Weekly 

    Hilltop Santa returns for another season of giving

    Hilltop Santa Tom Reynolds and Toy Rescue Mission Director Martha Davis make the dynamic Christmas duo. Photo by Matt Nagle / The Tacoma Weekly Once again this year, the Hilltop Santa is teaming up with Toy Rescue Mission Director Martha Davis to bring joy to children and families whose holidays may not be so merry without the selflessness of these two Christmas angels.

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  • Thursday Nov 10 | via The Lakeland Ledger 

    Bryant, Donna T.

    DONNA T. BRYANT, 54 LAKELAND - After a long battle with cancer, Donna T. Bryant of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on September 24, 2016. Donna was born on March 24, 1962 in Tacoma, Washington and moved to Lakeland as a very small child.

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