This page is dedicated to the law enforcement officers in Kitsap County who are no longer with us...gone, but not forgotten.
The Guild appreciates any donations to assist the families of fallen officers. Donations can be sent to the Behind the Badge Foundation (Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation) and/or the Washington State Concerns of Police Survivors (WAStateCOPS). Information for BTBF and WAStateCOPS can be found by clicking the above images. Thank you!
Line of Duty Losses
End of Watch February 23, 2012
WSP Trooper Tony Radulescu - Bremerton Detachment, was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on State Route 16 and Anderson Hill Rd in the early morning hours of Thursday, February 23, 2012. Tony was an integral part in keeping aggressive and DUI drivers off Kitsap County streets and highways, and was actively involved in teaching kids the dangers of alcohol and driving. Tony was the first Kitsap County law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty since 1978. He will be sorely missed.
“Some give their life in the service of others. Let us use this sacrifice to remind us to love our families and friends, to treat others with respect; and above all, to enjoy life to the fullest and be proud of what we do, Trooper Tony Radulescu did just that.” -WSP District 8 Troopers
End of Watch April 19, 1978
On April 19, 1978, Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis R. Allred paid the ultimate price for the citizens of Kitsap. Deputy Allred stopped to assist what appeared to be a stranded motorist, only to be ambushed, shot, and killed by the occupants of the vehicle. Deputies and law enforcement officers today face the same deadly potential during all facets of duty. Deputy Jon Sandberg describes what life as a deputy was like in the years following Dennis Allred's end of watch.
"When I first started in 1982, the death of Dennis Allred was still fresh in the memory of the members of this department. When you were in FTO (field training), it was part of the training to go past the location where he was shot, and it was stressed that there is a very serious side to this job. As the time has gone by, most of everyone who was here in 1978 have gone on to other things, and what we have left is a picture in the hall of the Port Orchard office. We have to remember that Dennis is more than a picture, but he was one of us, and part of our heritage that we cannot forget." -Deputy Jon Sandberg, April 13, 2000.
Non Line of Duty losses.
End of Watch June 13, 2013
Detective Mike Rodrigue, pictured here with hiw wife, Donna, served the citizens of Kitsap County from 1995 to 2012. He served as Deputy Sheriff's Guild President from 2001 to 2009. Mike passed away on June 13, 2013, surrounded by family, due to cancer. Mike was an extremely well liked member of the Sheriff's Office and Guild. He lead the Guild through several years of challenging times with a level of professionalism that is hard to find. His tenacity and wisdom as a Sheriff's Detective was instrumental in solving many serious crimes for the citizens of Kitsap. He is truly missed.
End of Watch July 28, 1998
Deputy Steve Wolfe #53 was commissioned as a Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff on January 26, 1977. Steve ended his watch on July 28, 1998 due to cancer. Steve was well liked by his fellow deputies and is missed.
Deputy Jim Rye had the following to say about Steve. "I knew Steve very well as we worked the north end of Kitsap County together. Steve was a quiet man and would go out of his way to help his fellow officer. He'd do anything to help you. I remember Steve being an active member of his church and he loved power lifting."
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