Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

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

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

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 1346

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Washington

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 420 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Dear Kris,

For some reason I could not get you out of my mind today. I was driving around Lake Crescent, thinking about how many times our lives intertwined.

The first time I met you, you were returning from a ski trip and rescued me from a Search and Rescue vehicle at the top of Fairholm. A year or so later I pulled a 2-year-old Whitney from the waves at Rialto. Then Whitney was in my Girl Scout troop for 5 years. You and I did dog training exercises together. And frequently we would run into each other when you were on patrol and I was out mountain biking. You made me feel safe in the forest knowing you were taking care of things.

Before I got all the way home to Forks, "Pocket Full of Sunshine" came on the radio. I couldn't believe it! I hadn't heard that song for years. What a coincidence--or a sign?? I will always remember how Whitney choose that song for your memorial.

Whitney, if you are reading this, you are in my prayers, always & forever. You, too, Kris.

God Bless,
Becky Dickson

A civilian friend.
April 9, 2015

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2015 Deaths