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Trooper Tony Vian Radulescu | Washington State Patrol, Washington Washington State Patrol, Washington

Trooper

Tony Vian Radulescu

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 557

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/23/2012

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Trooper Tony Radulescu was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on a driver of a pickup truck on State Route 16 at Anderson Hill Road, in Gorst, shortly before 1:00 am.

He had radioed in his location and the pickup truck's license plate and description to dispatchers. When dispatchers were unable to contact him for several minutes, a Kitsap County sheriff's deputy was sent to check on his status and discovered him laying wounded outside of his patrol car. He was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The vehicle that Trooper Radulescu had stopped was found abandoned on a country road approximately three hours later. A SWAT team deployed to the registered owner's home and as they approached, the suspect committed suicide.

Trooper Radulescu was a US Army veteran and had served with the Washington State Patrol for 16 years. He is survived by his son.

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Tony - know that you are still loved by many. If what you stand for that is not what we all strive for dialy, I don't know what we should then.
Tony - please take care of my son Nicholas Jennings who now has the watch. I have done what I can, buying his backup, but make sure he wears his vest and goes by the book. Mom and I love him so much as much as does our grand so to all that pray for tony, please pray for my son, Nick too - Badge 908 - Vancouver-Chealis area.

I Believe that Jesus has a plan for all of us and that those who serve his chirldren will most assuradly see God's Face.

Richard Joseph Todd
November 25, 2014

 

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