Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, December 28, 2009

Walter Kent Mundell, Jr.

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.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 423

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 21, 2009
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Killed by return fire

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you know, your stupid jokes and infectious laugh pop into my head at completely random times, all the damn time LOL. Hell, I moved to the other side of the country because there were too many rough memories, and your goofy smile STILL pops into my head. Miss you brother.

Jason

November 29, 2017

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