New officers honored at Law Enforcement Memorial in Olympia

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 New

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Posted on May 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Members of law enforcement who gave their lives, were wounded or acted heroically were honored in Olympia Friday.

The state added three names to the Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol campus: Pierce County Deputy Shandon Wright, Mount Rainier Ranger Margaret Anderson and State Trooper Tony Radulescu.

Trooper Radulescu and Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl received the Medal of Honor for Posthumous Service.

Two Kitsap County deputies were awarded the Medal of Honor for Serious Injury following a shootout at the Port Orchard Walmart in January of 2011. Deputies Andrew Ejde and John Stacy were shot, but both have returned to work.

Kitsap County Deputy Krista McDonald got the Medal of Honor for Meritorius Conduct for her actions during that shooting at the Walmart.

Four member of the Issaquah Police Department were honored for their involvement in a shooting in September of 2011.

Corporal Christian Munoz and Officers Laura Asbell, Brian Horn and Jesse Petersen all received Medals of Honor. They opened fire on Ronald Ficker after he fired 11 shots randomly near a school in Issaquah.

It is not clear which officer fired the deadly shot, but they all  shared in the honor.

“I wanted to protect people,  I wanted to protect the kids. I just didn’t care what was going to happen to me,” said Munoz.

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