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Patrol Officer Craig Alan Nollmeyer | Tacoma Police Department, Washington Tacoma Police Department, Washington

Patrol Officer

Craig Alan Nollmeyer

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Thursday, January 24, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 27

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Craig Nollmeyer was shot and killed as he arrived on the scene of a domestic violence call. The suspect had shot his wife and wounded one of his neighbors. After Officer Nollmeyer arrived on the scene he took a position across the street and waited for backup units. The suspect was sitting in his house with a box of ammunition and continued firing at Officer Nollmeyer and other officers. Officer Nollmeyer was struck in the head by one of these shots and killed.

The suspect was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Officer Nollmeyer had served with the Tacoma Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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I will never for get this day. Craig was my husband's best friend, and I never saw him weep like he did after that day, before or since. Craig was a wonderful person, and gave his life for his fellow officer and even for strangers. My love to his family.

Kathy Jo Estes
January 24, 2017


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