TACOMA, Wash. – Hundreds attended a vigil Thursday night for fallen Tacoma officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez.
Gutierrez was shot and killed when responding to a domestic call Wednesday.
People honored and remembered Gutierrez outside the Tacoma Police Substation through music, speeches, and prayer. Local artist Vicci Martinez performed a song that she hoped would “warm up” the crowd.
Vigil begins with song from Vicci Martinez pic.twitter.com/wXgH1GaKfa— Natalie Swaby (@NSwabyKing5) December 2, 2016
A number of law enforcement were in attendance to show their solidarity.
“In the coming weeks, we’re going to need your support,” said one Tacoma Police lieutenant.
The vigil ended with a rendition of Amazing Grace.
There is a second vigil planned at Sheridan Elementary, 5317 McKinley Avenue E, at 8 p.m.