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Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks | United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

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Kristine Marie Fairbanks

United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 1346

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Washington

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Kristine Fairbanks was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle on FS Road 2880 on the Olympic Peninsula, in Washington state. She had radioed the Washington State Patrol dispatch that she would be checking on a van with no license plates at 2:40 pm.

When dispatchers were unable to reach her, troopers were dispatched to check on her and found her suffering from a single gunshot wound. Her K9 partner had not been released from her patrol vehicle and was uninjured.

The suspect fled the scene and later murdered a man while stealing his truck. At approximately 9:30 pm, he encountered two Clallam County deputies at a convenience store and was killed in the ensuing shootout.

Officer Fairbanks had served with the United States Forest Service for 22 years. She is survived by her husband and 15-year-old daughter.

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Hello Kris, it's been awhile since I've visited here.

I've been thinking about you a lot today. I have a lot to thank you for, you know? I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for you. I'm grateful for the low and kindness you showed me.

Guess I just wanted to stop by and say I have not forgotten you, and I never will.

I miss you lots.

A friend
May 3, 2015

 

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