Deputy’s memorial service held in Tacoma
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.