Entries by media@seattlepoliceofficers.org

‘She’s all I had:’ Man speaks out after stranger kills his dog in random downtown Seattle attack

SEATTLE – A 67-year-old man whose beloved dog was killed in a random attack in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood is speaking out about the experience exclusively to Q13 News. Police say a man confronted John Hickey as he walked his dog Alice near Courthouse Park on Saturday. The suspect allegedly demanded Hickey’s jacket but backed […]

Seattle police union chief fears losing close to 400 officers within two years as crime levels soar

As crime levels in Seattle continue to climb, more police officers are fleeing the force for jobs in police departments outside the city, where politics may play less of a role in shaping law enforcement decisions. More than 200 officers have left the Seattle Police Department in the past year, leaving staffing levels below what […]

Det. Antonio Terry – EOW: 6/4/94

On June 4, 1994, at about 1:30AM, Seattle Police Detective Antonio Terry was shot and killed in the line of duty. Detective Terry was exiting I-5 near Boeing field, at the Swift-Albro exit, when he happened upon an occupied disabled vehicle. Detective Terry stopped his unmarked police car behind the disabled vehicle. One of the […]

SPOG Reaction to OIG Lisa Judge / Gay Pride Parade Ban

The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild (SPOG) strongly disagrees with the Office of Inspector General Lisa Judge’s recent open letter to Seattle Police Chief Adrian Diaz advocating that SPD stop conducting traffic stops within the City of Seattle. SPOG also condemns in the strongest language possible any entity involved in scheduling events for Seattle’s Gay Pride […]

Operation Duck and Cover

Operation Duck and Cover SPOG created Operation Duck and Cover in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as a way to expand their mission of keeping all Seattle residents safe.  Duck and Cover provides free medical grade masks to citizens who make donations at a SPOG Food Bank Friday event.  Face masks are going to be […]

Front Line First Aid

 First Aid for Seattle’s Front Line Workers Front Line First Aid is part of SPOG’s Emerald Protection Plan.  Introduced in March 2020, Front Line First Aid, provides much needed relief and support for Seattle’s over worked “front line” medical workers. With donations from members and residents, SPOG has been able to provide significant relief to […]

Say No to Covid – Grab and Go

 Supporting Local Businesses in Their Time of Need Say No to Covid – Grab and Go is part of SPOG’s Emerald Protection Plan.  Introduced in April 2020, the Grab and Go program premise is simple:  SPOG donates a portion of their memberships dues to local restaurants that are suffering financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

Food Bank Friday

 Feeding Seattle’s most vulnerable citizens  Food Bank Friday is part of SPOG’s Emerald Protection Plan.  Each Friday, SPOG partners with select independent grocers and Seattle citizens to collect food donations at local supermarkets to donate to local Seattle food banks.  To date, SPOG has helped donate over 10,000 lbs. of food.  For more information about […]

Why Do Cops Hang Out in Doughnut Shops?

Today’s question comes from Art Gault in West Seattle. Question: Why do cops always seem to be hanging out in doughnut shops?  Shouldn’t they be catching bad guys or something? Answer: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, […]