SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray’s office put out a news release Thursday to say he was mourning the death of former Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director Jim Diers.
But Diers is not dead — or even sick.
In the first news release sent out Thursday afternoon, Murray said he was “very saddened by the death of Jim Diers. … His service to this city was unmeasurable. My thoughts go out to the Diers family. He will be missed.”
About 35 minutes later, the mayor’s office sent out a “CORRECTION!” to the news release.
“The Mayor’s office was mistakenly informed of the death of Jim Diers. He is alive and well.”
Diers must have been relieved to hear that.