Another Senseless Tragedy for the Law Enforcement Community

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For those of you that don't normally read the Washington State forum please visit it to follow the news about a National Park Service ranger shot to death in Mt. Rainier National Park. The following is a copy of a post I made to a thread on that page:

Park Ranger Margaret Anderson was shot and killed while executing a felony stop near the Longmire Ranger Station in Mount Rainier National Park at approximately 10:30 am.

Another officer attempted to stop the suspect near the Paradise Ranger Station, but the suspect fled before being stopped again by Ranger Anderson, who had set up a road block. The suspect stepped out of his vehicle and opened fire with a shotgun, striking Ranger Anderson before she was able to exit her patrol car.

After being shot, Ranger Anderson radioed for help as the suspect fled on foot. Officers attempting to reach Ranger Anderson were held at bay for approximately three hours as the suspect continued to fire on them. The suspect's vehicle was recovered with additional weapons and body armor inside.

Ranger Anderson had served with the National Park Service for four years. She is survived by her husband and two young children. Her husband also serves as a park ranger in the park and was on duty at the time.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Steve Shackelton, Associate Director for Visitor and Resource Protection
United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

Phone: (202) 208-6843



Read more: Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government
PLEASE DO NOT POST FURTHER TO THIS THREAD, IT IS INTENDED TO INFORM MEMBERS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN FEDERAL AGENCIES TO LOOK UP THE THREAD ABOUT THIS IN THE WASHINGTON STATE FORUM. Let's all post our reactions to this incident in one place.

MODERATORS: Please retain this thread in the Federal forum, but close this thread so that people post about his topic in the proper place.
 
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