Becker heartbroken over loss of Pierce County Deputy in line of duty

OLYMPIA…Sen. Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, issued the following statement in response to Sunday’s shooting in Frederickson that claimed the life of Pierce County Deputy Daniel A. McCartney, 34, of Yelm.


“The loss of Deputy McCartney is devastating to the law enforcement community and is another reminder that our officers risk their personal safety every day in the course of protecting us from harm. Deputy McCartney died a hero and I’m heartbroken for his wife and family. Our community feels this loss deeply.


“In recent years, four law enforcement officers from the 2nd Legislative District have been taken from us in the line of duty. This latest tragedy reminds us that the families of all of these officers are hurting. My heart goes out to them all today.”