- Associated Press - Sunday, April 30, 2017

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A street in a city park will soon be named in honor of slain Tacoma Police officer Reginald “Jake” Gutierrez.

The News Tribune reports that the street winds through Stewart Heights Park and past a police substation where Gutierrez worked.

Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell says the lane represents a safe entrance past a police substation to a park that Gutierrez was proud of protecting.

Gutierrez was shot and killed Nov. 30 while responding to a domestic dispute. The suspected gunman was killed by a sheriff’s marksman, ending an 11-hour standoff.

Gutierrez spent most of his career patrolling the city’s east side.

The street will be renamed this summer after the MetroParks Tacoma board made the decision at a board meeting last week.

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Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com


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