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Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna issued the following statement today:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the police officers murdered today in Lakewood,” McKenna said. “This outrageous act of violence against our brave protectors is a direct assault on the safety of our entire community. I have directed all of the criminal justice resources of this office, including our Homicide Investigation Tracking System and HITS Unit criminal investigators, be made available to those conducting the investigation into these assassinations. Our prosecutors and investigators stand ready to help bring those who committed this murderous act to justice.”

About the AGO’s HITS unit:
The Washington State Attorney General's Homicide Investigation Tracking System (HITS) comprises investigators and the HITS database—a software application designed to store crime-related information voluntarily contributed by police and sheriffs’ departments in the Pacific Northwest. The database acts as a central repository for detailed information on violent crimes occurring in Washington and Oregon.




Janelle Guthrie, AGO Communications Director, (360) 586-0725

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