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Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr. | Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

Walter Kent Mundell, Jr.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, December 28, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 423

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/21/2009

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Killed by return fire

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Deputy Kent Mundell was killed while responding to a domestic violence call in Eatonville.

Deputy Mundell and his sergeant had responded to a house where a man was fighting with his daughter and brother. The deputies had convinced the intoxicated man to leave the house when he produced a previously concealed gun and fired ten rounds at the officers.

Despite being wounded, Deputy Mundell returned fire and killed the subject. The suspect's brother and daughter put themselves at risk to pull the wounded sergeant out of the line of fire by pulling him into another room. Deputy Mundell was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he remained on life support in the intensive care unit until succumbing to his wounds seven days later.

Deputy Mundell had served with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for ten years. He is survived by his wife, 16-year-old daughter, and 10-year-old son.

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I worked with Kent as a printer. He was my helper. This is how I got to know " Walter " as I used to tease him with that name. I remember when he came up to me one day and said, I wanna be a cop. I laughed at him saying, how in the hell ya gonna pull that off ? He did. He and his family came over to my house and he pulled up his shirt and there was his Sheriffs Badge on his belt...we had a good time remembering the good old printing days. My wife and I loved Sheriff Mundell to no end. I was not in LE, but to this day, I still think and remember Walter. Love you and we'll see you one day..RIP.

Steve & Pam Achziger
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May 31, 2016

 

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