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by Peter Moskos

November 6, 2009

Update from Seattle. Funeral of Officer Tim Brenton.

Seems like they got the guy! Right in the middle of the police funeral. "Largest regional response to a scene ever."

The story in the Seattle Times and from a comment left below:
Today, was a very long and emotional day starting at 9 AM with a 1500+ LE, fire, emergency vehicle procession from the UW to the Key Arena to memorialize Officer Tim Brenton.

It was probably the largest LE funeral procession in recent memory.

It took 3 hours for the entire procession to reach and fill the arena. The memorial service started at 1 PM, and ended at apprx. 3:15. The entire process was covered end-to-end by all 3 local news networks.

At 3:30 PM - all networks broke news that an officer-involved shooting had taken place. LE cars from throughout the region converged on that spot. Largest regional response to a scene ever.

Seattle detectives were following a citizen lead on a possible car linked to the officer's death. Person of interest encountered; fled, brandished a weapon and detectives responded, bringing down the person. Wounded but still alive, he was airlifted to the hospital.

It's an irony and providential occurrence if in fact this person turns out to be the main suspect - just in timing (funeral), LE presence and response, and the incredible pall this awful officer death has cast over the many hearts of this community.

We, the entire community, hold our collective breaths a little longer until more and final info is known and verified.

"3 George 13, Officer Timothy Brenton, 9:50. 'Gone but never forgotten'".

Thanks for posting this thread.

~A SPD officer's proud sister~


Sergeant T said...

The Seattle Times did a pretty good job coming up with a lot of info on a short time line. I'll withhold comment on the body of the story. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010221236_suspect07m.html

Anonymous said...

"He said they were lifting the cover slightly and looking at the blue-colored hatchback."

- Seattle Post Intelligencer

Once, Brenton and Officer Evan Ehring pulled over a stolen SUV. As Ehring was talking to the juvenile driver, Brenton reached into the vehicle and held up a handgun.

"He said, 'Uh oh, what's this?' " Ehring recalled. "The kid was freaking out, but then Tim said, 'Oh wait, this one's mine,' and he puts it back in his holster."

- Prophesy?

Being old enough to remember Richard Jewell, I am reserving judgment for a bit.

Sgt. T said...

"Shooting suspect called 'domestic terrorist' by police." http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010225068_websuspect07m.html

Anonymous said...

A bit odd that they have not yet said that the Datsun under the tarp is a match with the Datsun on the dashcam (that is, the beige one with a headlamp out).

Sgt. T said...

They're being very methodical. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010239590_shooting10m.html

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 11.07.09 @ 7:17.
What are YOU talking about? Stay on focus here, or keep your cross-speculations to yourself.

Part of the problem, or part of the solution??