Service to honor fallen Kent officer killed in police chase
KENT, Wash. (AP) — A memorial service is planned Tuesday to pay tribute to a Seattle-area police officer who was killed during a police chase last week.
Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno was on foot deploying spike strips to slow a truck during a police chase July 22. He was fatally struck by a patrol car involved in the chase.
The Kent Police Department says a procession of police vehicles will move through the streets before a 1 p.m. memorial service at accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, south of Seattle.
The fallen officer is an eight-year veteran of the force and a Venezuela native. He was remembered as a family man and decorated public servant.
The 16-year-old driver of the truck involved in the police chase has been charged with murder.