The Safe Street of the Week for the week of August 2nd through August 8th will be Radiance Blvd. E. in honor of the upcoming National Night Out event at Five Acre Park! The posted limit on Radiance Blvd. E. is 25 mph. Please watch out for pedestrians as there will be an increase in activity in the area. Thank you for helping us keep Fife neighborhoods safe!
The Fife Police
Officer who was involved in an off duty, officer involved shooting in Pierce
County has been identified as Fife Police Officer Jake Stringfellow, a 11 year
law enforcement veteran.
On July 30, 2013 just after 10:00 in the
evening, an armed suspect confronted the officer at the officer’s home in
unincorporated Pierce County.The
suspect fired shots at the officer’s residence, with the officer shooting and
killing the suspect.
Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies were the
initial responders to the call and they are handling the investigation of the incident.
Fife Police Chief Brad Blackburn stated “the
number one priority is the wellbeing and safety of my Officers and their
families.While I do not have all the
information at this time, this preliminarily appears to be an unfortunate
situation where this subject chose to confront the Officer at his home
resulting in his death.”
conclusion of the investigation, it will ultimately be reviewed by the Pierce
County Prosecutor’s Office who will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts
of the shooting and make a determination.
will be on administrative duty pending the conclusion of the investigation,
which is standard practice when officers are involved in these types of