Burien Police Officer Seriously Injured In Rollover Crash

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A King County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to the city of Burien was seriously injured in a rollover crash early Friday morning as he was speeding along Des Moines Memorial Way near 17th Place South.

According to the report, the officer was racing to a burglary call in White Center around 2:15am when he lost control of the vehicle and rolled down a 20-foot embankment in the 10000 block of Des Moines Memorial Way. When the deputy’s car went off the roadway it took down a part of the cyclone fence along the edge of the sidewalk. One of the fence rails went through the vehicle windshield and impaled the shoulder harness the deputy was wearing. The harness ended up around the deputy’s neck and he was unconscious when found.

The deputy, age 30, has been with the Sheriff’s Office for just over 1½ years. His identity has not yet been released.

Three residents nearby ran to the accident after hearing the crash, and a passing deputy in route to the same White Center call stopped. They were able to pull out the smashed windshield and pole, likely saving the life of the deputy.

It took the fire department about ½ hour to extradite the deputy from his vehicle, and they had to cut off the top of the car to do so. He was taken to Harborview Hospital and is in serious but stable condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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2 Responses to “Burien Police Officer Seriously Injured In Rollover Crash”
  1. Keith says:

    Two wrecked patrol cars in one day. I sure hope they tow them into Vision Collision. Best wishes to the deputy. Get well soon.

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  2. all the injustice for my friend driving wrecklessly and the result for speeding through neighbor hoods DEATH this officer transfered why? how can you really reach out to the public eyes drive fast take chances and use your badge to shield you from consequences and being held accountable how about a wreckless driving or should we be happy hes alive no innocent kids were playing in that yard just inside the fence and are dead because one officer was too caught in the moment to keep control of a public safety vehicle what an oxy moron !!!!!!but yet another blind eye when it comes to decifering whats right or wrong depending on whos doing it right

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