Says the governor:
My thoughts and prayers are with the two wounded Pierce County deputies, their families, friends, and the entire law enforcement community.
I am deeply troubled by the recent series of attacks on our law enforcement officers. I ask that all Washington citizens join me in sending a clear message that these assaults on law enforcement officers will not be tolerated. The people of Washington and across America know that those who wear a badge show us the true meaning of service. They sacrifice their safety for ours. We owe them and their families our gratitude, respect and support.