Park Ranger V Catherine E. Secor

Park Ranger V Catherine E. Secor

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, May 9, 2000

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Catherine E. Secor

Ranger Catherine Secor was killed in an automobile accident while en route to the Eastern Region Headquarters.

She was riding in the backseat of the vehicle when the driver of a tractor trailer lost control in the wet road conditions and sideswiped the vehicle, causing it to crash and burst into flames. Ranger Secor was trapped inside and died at the scene.

Ranger Secor was the Head Ranger and Manager of Lincoln Rock State Park. She had been employed with the Washington State Parks for 13 years. She is survived by her mother, father and step-mother, and four siblings.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 249

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 9, 2015

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