Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks

Officer Kristine Marie Fairbanks

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

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kristine Marie Fairbanks

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.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 1346

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Washington
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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RIP Kris. Thoughts, as ever, with the family.

Andy B
Former coworker

September 21, 2018

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