PARKLAND, Wash. (KING/NBC News) — A Washington state deputy was killed in a crash early Saturday while responding to a domestic violence incident in Parkland.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department identified the deputy as 25-year-old Cooper Dyson. He has served with the department since 2018.
According to the sheriff’s department, around 3 a.m. a 911 caller reported that a young child had been assaulted at a home on 113th St. South and that there were multiple weapons in the home.
hortly after arriving at the residence, the two responding deputies radioed that they were fighting with a suspect and needed backup. The sheriff’s department said the deputies believed the suspect was trying to access a shotgun that was in the house.
Deputy Dyson was responding to the scene when he lost control of his patrol car. The sheriff’s department said the vehicle crashed into a commercial building on the 1300 block of 112th St. East.
“It appears that he probably hit a mud puddle or hydroplaned, and the car left the roadway at probably the worst place possible,” said Pierce County Sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer. “The car barrel-rolled, went airborne, and then landed and caught on fire.”