Procession, memorial service held for Pierce County Deputy Cooper Dyson

TACOMA, Wash. — A procession and memorial service was held on Monday for a western Washington sheriff’s deputy who died in a car crash while rushing to assist other officers last week.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Cooper Dyson, 25, will be honored with a public service at 1 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome.

Dyson died on December 21 after his patrol car crashed into a commercial building while he was on his way to back up two fellow officers already dispatched to a house in Parkland for an urgent domestic violence call.

Dyson had been with the department since 2018.

He is survived by his 2-year-old child and his pregnant wife.

It was the first motor vehicle collision death of a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy since 1941.

The department said a fund would be created in Dyson’s memory.

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