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Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies

Washington Deputy Wounded In Ambush Dies

The AP via YellowBrix

December 29, 2009

SEATTLE — One of the Pierce County sheriff’s officers shot in an ambush by a drunken man has died after being taken off life support, a sheriff’s spokesman said Monday evening.

Deputy Kent Mundell suffered life-threatening injuries and had been hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle since the shooting a week ago. He died at 5:04 p.m. with his family by his side, Detective Ed Troyer said.

The shootings of Mundell and Sgt. Nick Hausner marked the third time in less than eight weeks that police officers in Washington state had been shot in the line of duty. Hausner was released from the hospital on Christmas Eve.

Related: Another Officer Shooting in Wash. May Lead To New Laws

David E. Crable, 35, shot the two officers on the night of Dec. 21 before he was killed in the subsequent shoot-out, police said. Crable had a history of domestic violence and “terrorizing” his family, Troyer added. The officers had gone to the home of Crable’s brother near Eatonville, after family members called to have an intoxicated Crable removed.

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Rest in Peace & may God bless you, your family and co-workers.

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    Sheepdog1

    about 4 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    cmh339

    about 4 years ago

    2302 Comments

    My prayers go out to the family and the department. RIP!!

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    Badazz_Rebel_Cop1123

    over 4 years ago

    820 Comments

    RIP Deputy Mundell and may god be with your family and loved ones.

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    we5150

    over 4 years ago

    202 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    JICARILLA

    over 4 years ago

    1068 Comments

    Rest in Peace Deputy Kent Mundell

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless Leo Mundell and his family.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    pocodan

    over 4 years ago

    80 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    7yt43tquma

    over 4 years ago

    7206 Comments

    RIP sir............tragic. My heartfelt prayers to all you loved and loved you...........

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    UNIT111D

    over 4 years ago

    478 Comments

    R.I.P.

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    milcop

    over 4 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother. Prayers to your family, friends and co-workers in this terrible time.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    May you be forever embraced by the arms of God.

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    granny1

    over 4 years ago

    1448 Comments

    r.i.p.

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    Lobo2

    over 4 years ago

    1476 Comments

    Farewell, brother

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