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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 off when he was threatened with pepper spray by Hickey.
Hickey said as soon as Alice hit the concrete, it was clear she didn’t have much time left. She died in his arms minutes later. READ MORE: https://www.q13fox.com/news/unacceptable-victim-whose-dog-was-kicked-and-killed-in-seattle-speaks-out-after-suspect-released-from-jail
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 department leaders say are necessary, and the head of the police union fears that number could double by next year. READ MORE: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/seattle-police-union-chief-losing-400-officers-year-crime-soars
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 suspects recognized him as a police officer and opened fire, wounding him. The suspects fled the scene. Detective Terry managed to drive himself nearly two miles to the South Precinct where fellow officers summoned aid. Detective Antonio Terry was taken to Harborview Hospital where he died at 4:01AM. He was survived by his wife Cheryl, two sons, Austin and Colton, and daughter Vanessa.
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