Local law enforcement wearing black bands over badges in a showing of solidarity
YAKIMA, Wash. -- Yakima Valley law enforcement officers are showing support for fallen Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton.
Brenton was shot and killed on October 31st after he and an officer in training completed a traffic stop. A car pulled up beside the officers and opened fire, Brenton was hit and died instantly.
The bands of black all law enforcement are wearing over their badge are a symbol of solidarity.
"It certainly does cause all of us to stop and regroup and think about what we're doing, it brings a heightened sense of awareness too for us and our safety and the safety of others," said Capt. Rod Light, Yakima Police Department.
The Yakima Police Department's honor guard will be heading to Seattle to help with Brenton's memorial, scheduled for this Friday. Other agencies will be sending representatives.