Police Officer Reginald Jake Gutierrez

Police Officer Reginald Jake Gutierrez

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Reginald Jake Gutierrez

Police Officer Jake Gutierrez was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home on the 400 block of East 52nd Street.

A male subject inside the home opened fire on Officer Gutierrez, fatally wounding him. Other responding officers were able to make entry into the home and pulled Officer Gutierrez from it. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject barricaded himself inside the home and used two young children as human shields for several hours. He was eventually shot and killed by a Pierce County Sheriff's Office SWAT sniper.

Officer Gutierrez had served with the Tacoma Police Department for 17 years. He is survived by his fiancee and three daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 44

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Hi big brother,
Today is May 15, 2024. When you were killed I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it. It’s ironic that I had a heart attack on May 15th of 2023…I am trying so hard to be strong and to be the voice that Gabby can turn to when she is in need. She has become an amazing mom. I don’t really get to see the other girls much. Just know that I love and miss you. Every day is hard-some more than others. I hope you see me from Heaven. Your sister, Antonia…

Antoinette Gutierrez-Edmon

May 15, 2024

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