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BREAKING: 2 Washington Sheriff’s Deputies Shot

Spanaway, WA – Two Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were shot on Tuesday in Spanaway.

The incident occurred at about noon on March 15 in the area of near 190th Street Court South and Pacific Avenue South, the Seattle Times reported.

The sheriff’s department said a SWAT team was moving in to make an arrest in connection with a felony assault when gunfire erupted, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.

“Deputies were doing surveillance for a SWAT-plan mission to arrest a suspect for felony assault,” Pierce County Sheriff’s Sergeant Darren Moss told KIRO.

“Shortly after they were executing that mission, they called out that shots had been fired, and two deputies were down,” Sgt. Moss continued. “We have no one outstanding but two of our deputies were shot during this warrant service and they’re both being rushed to the hospital.”

The sheriff’s department said the suspect is dead, KIRO reported.

Sgt. Moss said wounded heroes were transported to the St. Joseph’s Medical Center for treatment, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.

The sergeant did not have any details on the medical conditions of the deputies, nor did he release their identities.

The sergeant also said he did not know if the deputies had returned fire, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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