Thursday, February 23, 2012
A Washington State Patrol trooper's body arrives at the Office of the Pierce County Medical Examiners Office, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 in Tacoma, Wash. A Washington state trooper making a routine traffic stop was shot and killed early Thursday. The trooper, a 16-year veteran of the Washington State Patrol, had stopped a pickup truck around 1 a.m. on Highway 16 about 20 miles west of Seattle across Puget Sound. He radioed the location and license plate number, said Trooper Russ Winger.
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