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Names of Deputies Ambushed in Washington Released

"My thoughts and prayers are with our two injured Pierce County Sheriff's deputies, as well as their families and colleagues" -Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy

Deputy Kent Mundell and Sgt. Nick Hausner
Deputy Kent Mundell and Sgt. Nick Hausner

(EATONVILLE, Wash.) - The names of the two Pierce County Sheriff's deputies that were shot at an Eatonville-area home were just released.

Sgt. Nick Hausner, 43, a 20 year veteran of the Sheriff's Department, was transported to Madigan Army Medical Center. He is in serious condition at this time. He is married, and has children who are 14 and 12 years old.

Deputy Kent Mundell, 44, a 9 year veteran of the Sheriff's Department, was airlifted to the trauma center at Harborview Medical Center. He also is married and has two children, a 16-year-old and a 10-year-old. Mundell is still in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Statement from Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy regarding the Eatonville shooting

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy said, "My thoughts and prayers are with our two injured Pierce County Sheriff's deputies, as well as their families and colleagues."

McCarthy says their community is again shocked and saddened by a senseless act of violence.

"Law enforcement officers put their lives on the line to protect us, and the incredible show of community support in the past month has been amazing and inspiring."

"I advised Sheriff Paul Pastor this morning that the county will continue to support his outstanding staff with any resources they need.

In the meantime, residents are being encouraged to keep finding ways to show their respect and support to those who put on a uniform every day to ensure our safety and security.

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Washington Deputy Fighting For His Life After Shooting Ambush - Tim King Salem-News.com
Two Deputies in Critical Condition After Gunbattle That Left Suspect Dead - Tim King Salem-News.com




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