PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. - Lakewood Police Chief Bret Farrar publicly identified the four slain police officers after an extensive and very difficult notification process.
Farrar released the following statement "All four of our slain officers had been with this department since it started five years ago. Sergeant Mark Renninger and Officers Ronald Owens, Tina Griswold, and Greg Richards were police veterans when they started and all have been outstanding professionals. This is a very difficult time for our families and our officers. The families will have many challenges ahead of them and we ask that their privacy be respected. Please keep our families and Lakewood Police in your prayers."
Sergeant Mark Renninger, age 39 with thirteen years of law enforcement experience. He is survived by a wife and three children.
Officer Ronald Owen, age 37 with twelve years of law enforcement experience. He is survived by a former wife and a daughter.
Officer Tina Griswold, age 40 with fourteen years of law enforcement experience. She is survived by her husband and two children.
Officer Greg Richards, age 42 with eight years of law enforcement experience. He is survived by a wife and three children.
Those interested in supporting the families of the slain officers are welcome to make a donation through the Lakewood Police Independent Guild (LPIG) Benevolent Fund at PO Box 99579, Lakewood, WA 98499.
Since the crime occurred just outside of Lakewood city limits, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department has jurisdiction. Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call 866-977-2362.