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Deputy’s memorial service held in Tacoma

December 30, 2019 GMT
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A Washington state Dept. of Corrections officer salutes Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 during the memorial service for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Cooper Dyson in Tacoma, Wash. Dyson died on December 21, 2019, after his patrol car crashed into a building while he was on his way to back up two fellow officers who were responding to an urgent domestic violence call. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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A Washington state Dept. of Corrections officer salutes Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 during the memorial service for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Cooper Dyson in Tacoma, Wash. Dyson died on December 21, 2019, after his patrol car crashed into a building while he was on his way to back up two fellow officers who were responding to an urgent domestic violence call. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A public memorial service was held Monday for fallen Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Cooper Dyson in the Tacoma Dome.

KOMO-TV reports the service was preceded by a street procession that began at 11 a.m. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The 25-year-old died in a car crash while rushing to help two officers last week in Parkland in connection with a domestic violence call. Dyson’s patrol car crashed into a commercial building.

“This is a tremendously sad loss,” Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor said. “Our deputy was responding to help other deputies in a dangerous domestic violence situation. It is another hard reminder of the dangers and difficulties our deputies face.”

Dyson had been with the department since 2018. He was married with a 2-year-old son and his wife is pregnant with their second child.