Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent Mundell, Jr.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, December 28, 2009

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Walter Kent Mundell, Jr.

Deputy Kent Mundell was killed while responding to a domestic violence call in the 34300 block of Tanwax Court East in Eatonville.

Deputy Mundell and his sergeant had responded to a house where a man was fighting with his daughter and brother. The deputies had convinced the intoxicated man to leave the house when he produced a previously concealed gun and fired ten rounds at the officers.

Despite being wounded, Deputy Mundell returned fire and killed the subject. The suspect's brother and daughter put themselves at risk to pull the wounded sergeant out of the line of fire by pulling him into another room. Deputy Mundell was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, where he remained on life support in the intensive care unit until succumbing to his wounds seven days later.

Deputy Mundell had served with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, 16-year-old daughter, and 10-year-old son.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 423

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 21, 2009
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Hi Kent, I was looking at the Detroit LOD tonight, and your LOD page just kind of popped up. I can only hope it was a small sign from you, from the other side. I also got teary eyed reading some of the posts here from, not only here, but around the country and around the world. It opened some old wounds of that time that I had been able to suppress, but not ever forget. I miss you so much my friend, and used to cherish our roadside visits when you were able to get near Spanaway. There was always so much laughter between us and we would talk until one of us got a call. You were a good man and a good deputy. RIP my brother. Keep watch over all men and women on patrol, and keep them safe. We will see one another again.

Kenneth M Board, Deputy (Retired)
Pierce County Sheriff's Department

January 28, 2018

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