Trooper Suzanne "Renee" Padgett

Trooper Suzanne "Renee" Padgett

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Suzanne "Renee" Padgett

Trooper Renee Padgett died as the result of developing a rare form of blood cancer following her exposure to toxic chemicals during an investigation.

She was assisting with a large-scale environmental crimes investigation along with members of the United States Environment Protection Agency at the Japanese Auto Wrecking located at 7777 S 262nd Street in Kent, Washington. Employees at the site had dumped thousands of gallons of petroleum products and other toxic substances directly in the ground over a period of several years.

Trooper Padgett was exposed to the substances during the prolonged investigation after she and EPA investigators first visited the site on February 27th, 2003.

She passed away on September 4th, 2018.

Trooper Padgett is survived by her wife, son, daughter, mother, and two sisters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Thursday, February 27, 2003

environmental crime

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 3rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

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