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Statement from Mayor Douglas Richardson on the shooting of Maurice Clemmons

PRESS RELEASE

December 1, 2009

For Immediate Release


Statement from Mayor Douglas Richardson on the shooting of Maurice Clemmons

"Reports this morning that a Seattle police officer had valiantly confronted and shot the man who murdered four of our police officers was very welcome news in Lakewood. We are especially grateful for the tenacity and dedication of so many law enforcement agencies in tracking down and eliminating the threat this killer posed to the community. To echo the words of Police Chief Bret Farrar, this only closes one chapter of what will be a long and difficult road for families, police, and citizens in Lakewood and the region. We must now focus on memorializing our fallen officers, continuing to take care of their families, and healing all those who knew and loved our officers."

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