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John Urquhart

King County Sheriff news releases


Deputy shoots man claiming to be "The Creator"
(Burien) A homeowner fired a warning shot at a man running at him with a sharp object in his hand. When Deputies responded to the scene, the suspect came at them as well. Two tasers were ineffective in stopping the suspect and he was shot by one Deputy as he advanced on them. The suspect died of his injuries.


Beware of the jury scam!
(King County) Have you recently been called by someone claiming to be a King County Sheriff’s deputy telling you that you failed to show up for jury duty? Have they asked you to pay a fine over the phone in order to keep from going to jail? Be warned this is a SCAM and is NOT the King County Sheriff’s Office!


Woman shot and killed during fight
A physical fight between two women turned deadly this morning when one of the women produced a gun and shot and killed the other.(C17027942)


It's a bird, it's a's training!
(Pier 91) if you see some strange activity involving helicopters, boats and a Water Taxi Wednesday don’t fret; it’s a large scale training drill hosted by the King County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Section. The multi-agency drill will be conducted in Puget Sound between Pier 91 and Discovery Park from 4pm until 12am


Operation "Extra Olives" nets five arrests
the Sammamish Police Department and King County Sheriff’s Office have arrested five people after a six-month long investigation revealed suspects were using and then selling cocaine at a Papa John’s Pizza while working there. (C16055216)