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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

Suspect: 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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Man the day has come my brother for me to set aside my uniform and wear a badge again, I wish you were still here to share the journey. I extend my deepest thanks for all the mentoring you did with me in Washington.

-LP
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December 4, 2014

 

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