Last week I posted an entry about a shooting of two sheriff deputies here in the Tacoma, WA area. (http://lindasworld-lindasworld.blogspot.com/2009/12/another-tragedy.html)
Late this afternoon Officer Kent Mundell was taken off life support at Seattle's Harborview hospital and within an hour he passed away. He was surrounded by his wife, Lisa, his 16 year old daughter and 10 year old son. They are saying that his memorial service may be held next Tuesday, no doubt here in Tacoma. Fortunately, the other officer was able to be released from a local hospital last Thursday afternoon and was taken to Harborview to be with his partner before he went home to spend Christmas Eve with his family.
There have been 8 law enforcement officer's shot in the Seattle/Tacoma area since Halloween night. Now 6 of these 8 have lost their lives at the hands of 3 different men who have criminal histories and apparently no regard for human life. Two of them shouldn't have even been out on the streets. That in itself is something to think about when we vote for local judges and we should be screaming at the top of our lungs for stricter laws for habitual criminals. I know our jails and prisons are crowded...but something has to be done.
God bless those who daily put on the uniform and are out there putting their very lives on the line to protect our communities.