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Chief Rafael Padilla
Kent Police Department
220 Fourth Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
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Police Officer Diego Moreno was struck and killed while deploying spike strips during a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle pursuit started after officers began investigating the sounds of gunfire. They attempted to stop a pickup truck leaving the area; however, the driver refused to stop. Officer Moreno was struck by one of the patrol cars involved in the pursuit. Officer Moreno is the second officer fatality from the state of Washington in 2018.