Deputy Cooper Dyson Killed in Car Crash on 112th Street East [Tacoma, WA]
Deputy Cooper Dyson Killed in Crash while Responding to Domestic Violence Call
TACOMA, WA (January 3, 2020) — Deputy Cooper Dyson, 25, died in a crash while rushing to help his colleagues on Saturday, December 21.
According to the sheriff’s department, just after 3 a.m., several deputies struggled with a domestic violence suspect at a house on 113th Street South. Deputies requested backup after the man started assaulting them. The suspect then tried to grab a shotgun, investigators said.
Deputy Cooper Dyson rushed toward the scene. The sheriff’s department stated that a 911 caller reported a vehicle had crashed at around 3:10 a.m. into a building on the 1300 block of 112th Street East. When deputies arrived, they discovered Deputy Dyson’s patrol vehicle. Investigators said he died at the scene.
Detective Ed Troyer said that the deputy left the roadway due to water. The vehicle went off the road, overturned and when it landed, it ignited and caught fire. The deputy was trapped inside and he lost his life, Troyer added.
The sheriff’s department said Deputy Dyson began with the sheriff’s department just one year ago. He leaves behind a 2-year-old child and a pregnant wife carrying his second child. A legacy fund was established to help his wife and children.
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