Law enforcement officers from across Western Washington and other parts of the country are expected to help lay Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney to rest tomorrow. Deputy McCartney was shot and killed earlier this month in the line of duty. Two suspects have been arrested.
Fellow deputies and police officers have carried on an around-the-clock watch over Deputy McCartney and will continue to do so until his funeral. And his family is not alone, either, thanks to friends, colleagues, and help from an organization called the Behind the Badge Foundation.
The Foundation's interim Executive Director, former UW Police Chief Vicky Stormo, shared more about what the organization does to help families of injured and fallen law enforcement officers.
Memorial service details:
The public memorial service for Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney takes place tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17), at 1:00 pm at Pacific Lutheran University's Olson Auditorium in Tacoma. More information about the processional route and public parking can be found at the Pierce County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page.
Help for Deputy McCartney's family:
Donations can be made to the 'Deputy Daniel McCartney Legacy Fund' via PayPal by clicking on the orange "DONATE" button at the top of the page, or by visiting any TAPCO Credit Union location or TwinStar Credit Union. More information can be found at the Crime Stoppers of Tacoma and Pierce County's website.