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 near Blewett Pass while en route to the Eastern Region Headquarters following a meeting in Issaquah.

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 and had served with the Washington State Parks for 13 years. She is survived by her mother, father, stepmother, and four siblings.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 249

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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RIP, Ranger Secor!

Matt Lyons
RETIRED: DHS, Oceanside PD, & USMC C.I.D.

March 23, 2023

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