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King County Sheriff
Interim Sheriff Cole-Tindall



Deputy files lawsuit
A King County deputy has hired the Connelly Law Firm in Tacoma to sue King County claiming age and gender discrimination. A prior, outside investigation concluded that no discrimination occurred.


Maple Valley Explorers excel in competition
Six Maple Valley Police Explorers competed in a two-day tactical challenge put on by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office this weekend. The team won nine, first place trophies, a third place trophy and Best Overall Team.


Woman nearly drowns tubing down Green River
A woman is in critical condition at Harborview Hospital after she fell off of an inner tube while floating down the Green River with friends at Flaming Geyser State Park this afternoon.


Search suspended for missing teen
The King County Sheriff’s Office has suspended a search for a teen missing since going over a water fall in the Snoqualmie River on Sunday afternoon. (C17025193)


Missing teen presumed drowned
A 16 year old male is presumed drowned after he went missing while swimming with friends in the Snoqualmie River near Olallie State Park on Sunday. (C17025193)


White Center homicide suspect sought
King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect who shot and killed a Seattle man outside of a bar in White Center earlier this month. (C17022603)


Detectives seek witnesses in homicide
Sheriff’s detectives are seeking anyone with information about a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in the 9800 block of 16 Ave SW. Video obtained shows numerous people in the general vicinity of the shooting when it happened. (C17022603)


Sheriff works with DOJ on hiring practices
The King County Sheriff's Office has been working with the Department of Justice for the last 12 months to provide them with information on our hiring practices. This was at the request of DOJ to facilitate their analysis of our hiring systems beginning in 2009. The goal of their analysis is to identify any possible hiring “pattern or practices” that may have the effect of discriminating against women during the years between 2009 and 2016.