Letters to the Editor

Sometimes Olympia police officers show up in force

Terren Zander

Olympia

Officer Ryan Donald and five other officers approached and handcuffed a CenturyLink employee, who was in uniform, at his place of work because they suspected a burglary may have been in process.

Six, count them, officers to subdue a man doing paperwork. Recently I witnessed a man go into the water at East Bay near the children’s museum at 9:30 a.m. Within 10 minutes there were five police cars and seven officers. Five minutes later there were also two fire trucks. But when two young black men were located by Officer Donald when he was alone, he pulled his gun and shot both of them, despite the fact that there were two other cars with officers within a minute or two of his location.

My question is why do we have so many officers to try to get a man out of the water, but nobody to help an officer when he claims his life is so endangered that he has to shoot the suspects? Did nobody like Officer Donald enough to want to come to his rescue?

Terren Zander

Olympia

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