Entries by media@seattlepoliceofficers.org

K9 Officer JEDI EOW 1-5-22

The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild mourns the loss of one of our own. Yesterday K9 Officer Jedi was stabbed to death protecting his partner, other officers and our community from a person in crisis armed with a knife and a machete. Just minutes before Jedi’s death, the suspect had broken into two homes near the […]

Police Unions Launch Website to Expose the ACLU’s Negative Impact on Public Safety

Police Unions Launch Website to Expose the ACLU’s Negative Impact on Public Safety ACLU-Watch.com will catalog their anti-victim, pro-criminal agenda   Seattle, WA – The old ACLU was once a strong defender of our nation’s sacred first amendment, often taking unpopular clients and causes to prevent censorship and protect the freedom of expression. Unfortunately, today’s […]

SPOG Response to City Council Vote

SPOG RESPONSE TO CITY COUNCIL BUDGET VOTE In response to the Seattle City Council budget vote, SPOG President Mike Solan said the following, “The city council’s vote on the budget today is the beginning of a great political pivot away from unreasonable activism and back to the moderate policies that made Seattle the Emerald City. […]

SPOG Response to Mayor Durkan

           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SPOG RESPONSE TO MAYOR DURKAN   Mayor Durkan’s Civil Emergency Order publicly released yesterday (10-29-21)  Civil Emergency Order PS Hiring.pdf misses the mark on addressing the current public safety staffing crisis plaguing Seattle. While the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild is thankful that Mayor Durkan acknowledges that the […]

SPOG Reaction to the City of Seattle’s Vaccine Mandate

SPOG Reaction to the City of Seattle’s Vaccine Mandate As we are all aware, today is the deadline for officers of the Seattle Police Department to upload their COVID-19 Vaccine Verifications.  According to the City of Seattle, failure to do so will lead to separation from city employment. This means more losses of police jobs […]

Man shot in both legs, robbed in Seattle’s University District

SEATTLE — Detectives are investigating after a man was shot and robbed early Friday morning in the University District. Emergency dispatchers received a call at 3:41 a.m. reporting some kind of disturbance and the sound of a gunshot in the 4000 block of Eighth Avenue Northeast. Arriving officers found a man with gunshot wounds in […]

Public Safety Crisis

Public Safety Crisis The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild is disappointed that the Seattle City Council continues to be anti-public safety. Yesterday’s council vote that blocked any measures of recruiting and retaining police officers is another blow to our community’s safety and well-being. This vote comes at a time when Seattle is already facing historic crime […]

Confusion Over Police Reform Law Continues as Recent Response Call in Kent Shows

KENT, Wash. — Confusion over the new statewide police reform laws has prompted urgent meetings between state lawmakers, police chiefs and sheriffs, including one set for Wednesday evening in King County. Police in Kent recently had a situation with a suicidal man who ended up taking his own life. Some of the officers thought they […]

Three Shootings in One Day Highlight Seattle’s Gun Violence Problem

SEATTLE — Seattle’s gun violence surge continues to grow with three shootings in one day. A 20-year-old man was shot in Pioneer Square Tuesday night. In GreenLake, a woman was robbed and shot in broad daylight hours earlier. The shootings happened just hours after the city’s interim police chief spoke out about the alarming spike […]

The Assault on Seattle’s Police

A federal monitor lists the damage from the progressive purge. SEATTLE – Across urban America the evidence is piling up that when you demonize police and cut their budget, you get more crime. The latest example is Seattle, where slashing the police budget has imperiled reform and endangered poor and minority communities. Federal Judge James […]