History of Tacoma Police domestic violence response deaths

South Bureau Chief Drew Mikkelsen reports from the neighborhood that's considered 'under lockdown'

A Tacoma police officer was shot and killed Wednesday while responding to a domestic violence call.

Since 1985, three of the four previous Tacoma Police officers killed in the line of duty were also responding to calls involving domestic violence.

January 24, 1985 - Officer Craig Nollmeyer was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight between a man and his wife.

October 25, 1986 - Officer Larry Walker was accidentally shot by his partner who was struggling with a knife-wielding man who was trying to kill his wife.

August 28, 1997 - Officer William Lowry was shot and killed confronting a suspect who was holding two children hostage in a home.

In 2014, the department launched its "Courage to End Domestic Violence" initiative, recognizing that the most responded-to calls for service involved domestic violence.

Copyright 2016 KING


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