Deputy Sheriff Donald A. Armeni

Deputy Sheriff Donald A. Armeni

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, September 15, 1954

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Donald A. Armeni

Deputy Armeni was shot and killed when he and his partner attempted to serve committal papers to a man in a rural part of King County. As the deputies entered the living room the man ran out of his room and opened fire, fatally wounding Deputy Armeni. The man then ran outside where he shot and wounded another deputy who returned fire critically wounding him.

The 27-year-old suspect was judged insane and committed in a mental institution in Lakewood where he died on February 7, 1971.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Died in mental hospital

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 15, 2020

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