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Donate to the Officer Lexi Harris Benevolent Account

Please consider making a donation to the Officer Lexi Harris Benevolent Account.  100% of every dollar raised will go to her family so they can help carry on Lexi’s mission of community service.  DONATE: HERE

In the early morning hours on Sunday, June 13, 2021 Officer Alexandra “Lexi” Harris took police action when she assisted motorists involved in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 5 in Seattle. While out of her car rendering assistance, Lexi was tragically struck by another passing motorist and killed.

Seattle Police Guild President Mike Solan said, “Seattle lost an incredible police officer on Sunday morning. Moreover, humanity lost a piece of its foundation as her spirit was called for another service. She exemplified how a public safety peace officer should conduct themselves. This is a terrible loss to our family and we will never forget her sacrifice, courage, strength and spirit. She was known as our Wonder Woman. It was an honor and privilege to have know her.”

Originally from Seattle, Lexi served her community out of SPD’s West Precinct, Wellness Unit and in the Community Response Group. Her passion revolved around martial arts, spending time with friends, family, and improving community relations whether on or off-duty. Lexi leaves behind a fiancé, his two daughters and her parents.  DONATE: HERE

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

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.

“I heard pounding of feet and I turned around and he was running full speed at us and I didn’t have time to really do anything. I had her on the leash and he came running towards her, knocked me down and he kicked her so hard that she went up in the air and started hemorrhaging,” Hickey explained.

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

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 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

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