A Thurston County judge spoke publicly for the first time after an attacker threw a jar of liquid in his face.
"I love my job and that's why I'm back here," Judge Brett Buckley said Wednesday. Buckley had no visible scars or burns from the still unknown substance that was thrown in his face.
The incident happened Monday night, when Buckley answered the door to his home and the man threw the liquid in his face. Police still don't know what the liquid was or if it was a random attack.
"I let me guard down," said Buckley, who said it was a mistake not checking who was on the other side of the door.
Buckley said he has "no reason to believe" the attacker was someone he dealt with in mental health or veteran's court. Judge Buckley planned to be back on the bench at 4 p.m. for Veteran's Court docket.
Police released a sketch of the suspect, described as a male with dark complexion, black hair, medium build and wearing a short beard. Buckley said the man appeared to be in his 20s and about six feet tall.
If you have any information about the suspect, you are asked to call your local police department.