Rep. Dick Muri’s statement on death of Deputy Daniel McCartney
Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, issued the following statement following the shooting death of Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney, 34, of Yelm. The deputy was shot and killed while responding to a report of a home invasion near Frederickson late Sunday night. McCartney was a Navy veteran and father of three young boys.
“We lost one of our finest in the line of duty today. I want to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Deputy McCartney. Our entire community grieves with you. The loss of this young law enforcement officer affects us all.
“To the men and women of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department who served alongside Deputy McCartney, and all those who serve in law enforcement, thank you for your unshakable commitment to protecting our communities.
“Incidents like this are happening far too frequently. Being a police officer is a very dangerous job. When a tragedy like this occurs, it makes us even more keenly aware of the risks faced by our law enforcement officers every day. We need to do all we can to ensure their safety. Officers should be given the right tools to do their job and be compensated appropriately. Any attempts to make it harder for them to protect our communities should be challenged.”
###Washington State House Republican Communications