Pasco Police Chief Metzger has directed all of our uniformed Officers to wear a black mourning band over their badge in honor of the Tacoma Police Officer killed this evening.

A Tacoma  Police Department officer has died from being shot several times Wednesday night when responding to a domestic violence call.

According to:

Upon arrival, one of the officers was shot several times with a rifle.  Other officers were able to extract the critically wounded officer from the residence and transported to the hospital.

The unidentified officer died at Tacoma General Hospital.  The death was announced just after 9 pm.