TACOMA, Wash. -- A procession and Celebration of Life service was held Wednesday, Jan. 17 for a slain Washington deputy.
The procession for Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney began at approximately 11 a.m. A Celebration of Life service started at 1 p.m. at Pacific Lutheran University.
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The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says about 1,500 law enforcement personnel and 650 patrol vehicles participated in a procession.
McCartney, a 34-year-old Navy veteran and married father to three young boys, was shot during a foot chase earlier this month as he responded to a home invasion near the small community of Frederickson, 15 miles southeast of Tacoma.
McCartney died early Jan. 8 at a Tacoma hospital. He had been a Pierce County Deputy for three years.
Two people have been charged with murder in connection with his death.
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The memorial service is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. at Pacific Lutheran University. Q13 News will carry the event live in its entirety here and on Q13 FOX TV.
OVFR is participating in Deputy Daniel McCartney's precession. Thoughts and prayers for his family and the Pierce County Sheriffs Office.
— OVFR (@PCFD18) January 17, 2018
More than 650 emergency vehicles lining up for procession with 1500+ participants. This will put Olson Auditorium at capacity. Members of the public who plan to attend the memorial for Deputy McCarntey will be directed to areas on campus where the memorial will be live streamed.
— Pierce Co Sheriff (@PierceSheriff) January 17, 2018
Our newest firefighters will be joining another crew from EPFR today to be in procession and attend service for @PierceSheriff Deputy McCartney. Sending 2 Engines and 1 Aid Car to support our LEO brothers and sisters. 🇺🇸🚓🚒 pic.twitter.com/S9xGwWkh3w
— East Pierce Fire (@EastPierceFire) January 17, 2018
Our live coverage is underway online and on Q13 FOX on your TV.
The King County Sheriff's Office would like to offer our sincere condolences to the MCCartney Family. Our thoughts are with you.
— KingcosoPIO (@kingcosoPIO) January 17, 2018