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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1916 Seattle was a hotbed of sin when 2 officers were killed

In the early 1900s, Seattle police Officer John F. Weedin started a family tradition of peacekeepers. But in the tumultuous town that was Seattle in 1916, an encounter with a wary watchman outside a bootlegging operation late one summer night would end in his and another officer's death: the first multiple killing of city police in its history.