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Partnership in Planning: The Lakewood Officers and Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy


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Speakers:  Sheri Badger, Public Information Officer/Planning, Mitigation and Recovery …

Speakers:  Sheri Badger, Public Information Officer/Planning, Mitigation and Recovery
Supervisor, Pierce County Emergency Management
 Curt Beaupre, Homeland Security Supervisor, Pierce County Emergency
In November and December of 2009, Pierce County suffered the loss of four Lakewood Police
Officers and a Sheriff's Deputy in line-of-duty deaths. The Pierce County EOC provided a place
where various members of law enforcement, fire personnel, emergency management staff and others could work together to plan for the two Memorials. The Pierce County IMT-Type 3 team
led the process, and in less than a week, implemented the plan for the Lakewood Memorial that
hosted 20,000 law enforcement officers from around the world, and thousands of local mourners
as well. The Joint Information Center utilized public information officers from throughout the
Puget Sound, and on the day of the Memorial had over 50 PIOs from different agencies
participate at the various media sites, the Tacoma Dome, and the alternate viewing facilities.

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  • 1. Pierce County Department of Emergency Management
  • 2. FTO Officer Timothy Brenton Officer Britt Sweeney Killed in the Line of Duty Injured in the Line of Duty
  • 3. Seattle Police Officer Brenton shooting g October 31, 2009Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Shooting December 21, 2009
  • 4. Sgt. Mark Renninger Sgt  Mark Renninger Officer Tina Griswold Offi  Ti  G i ldKilled in the Line of Duty Killed in the Line of Duty
  • 5. Officer Ronald Owens Officer Greg RichardsKilled in the Line of Duty Killed in the Line of Duty
  • 6. Forza Coffee11401 Steele Street South in Tacoma
  • 7. Pierce County DEM Mobile  Operations Command Center (MOCC)Incident Command PostI id t C d P t
  • 8. AM/PM Forza Coffee Shop Chevron  g gas station Car wash gas  station
  • 9. Media responsePress briefings every 20 minutes
  • 10. On Wednesday, December 1, 2009, at 2:45 a.m. – 42 hours after the Lakewood shooting ‐ Seattle Police Officer Kelly shot and killed Maurice Clemmons in Seattle.and killed Ma rice Clemmons in Seattle
  • 11. People began showing their  p g gsupport soon after the shootings
  • 12. Memorial planning began on Sunday afternoon, preparing for the transporting of the officers from the  coffee shop p
  • 13. Member Agencies of the Pierce County Type III g y yp Incident Management Team•Pierce County Dept. of Emergency   Pi  C t  D t   f E Pi  C t  Sh iff’  D t •Pierce County Sheriff’s Department t Management •Port of Tacoma Police•Central Pierce Fire and Rescue •Lakewood Police Department p•Tacoma Police Department •Pierce Transit•Puyallup Police Department •Pierce County Fire District 5 (Gig •Fife Police Department Harbor)•Pierce County Fire District 13  •Tacoma Fire Department (Browns Point) •Gig Harbor Police Department•Pierce County Fire District  22  •MultiCare Health System (Bonney Lake, Sumner) •Gig Harbor Fire & Medic•Pierce County Dept. of Public Works  •City of Puyallup (Road Operations)•Buckley Fire Department•Pierce County Fire District 3  (University Place)
  • 14. The number one objective for  j the IMT, briefed every day: The families   The families’ wishes come first. i h fi
  • 15. Continued coordination between multiple disciplines and agencies
  • 16. PIO Partners6  P bli  I f63 Public Information  i   Officers (PIOs) from 45  different agencies:• Procession staging point  at McChord• Media areas along  procession route• Inside and outside  Tacoma Dome• Fully staffed Joint  Information Center
  • 17. Procession (Over 3,000 vehicles)
  • 18. Media  at the Tacoma Dome  before the beginning of the Lakewood Officers Memorial
  • 19. Even intel/security was a coordinated multi‐agency effort
  • 20. Numerous SWAT teams from across Western Washington provided on‐site security for the memorial serviceprovided on site security for the memorial service
  • 21. Four officers murdered at once  is an unheard of event in the  U.S. and was very overwhelming for event in the  U S  and was very overwhelming for emergency responders and the community
  • 22. Approximately 20,000 emergency responders  attended the memorial service , which necessitated establishing ‘off‐site’  , gviewing areas for the public
  • 23. The Tacoma Dome was filled with emergency  g yresponders from across the nation and Canada
  • 24. Seattle Police Officer Brenton shooting October 31, 2009 Pierce County Sheriff’s  y Department Shooting p g December 21, 2009
  • 25. Deputy Kent Mundell Sergeant Nick HausnerKilled in the Line of Duty Injured in the Line of Duty
  • 26. Harborview Hospital Deputy Mundell died six days after being shot
  • 27. Escorting Deputy Mundell from Seattle to Lakewood s  Mountain View Funeral HomeLakewood’s  Mountain View Funeral Home
  • 28. Pierce County Type III IMT activated again,  y yp g ,working closely with Pierce County Sheriff’s Department personnel, to plan Deputy Department personnel  to plan Deputy Mundell Memorial Service
  • 29. Procession from Puyallup Fairgrounds  y p gto Tacoma Dome along River Road
  • 30. 38 PIOs from 33 agencies assisted at Deputy Mundell s Memorial ServiceDeputy Mundell’s Memorial Service • Procession staging point – Puyallup  Procession staging point – Fairgrounds • Family staging area – Frontier Park Family staging area – • Media areas along procession route • Inside and outside Tacoma Dome • Fully staffed Joint Information Center
  • 31. Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Mundell Memorial Service January 5, 2010
  • 32. • Never say never• Used an IMT that had trained together and was local• Conducted multi‐discipline ICS training as a  normal practice• Developed objectives  by Unified Command as soon as possible and referring back to them at each briefing• Use of coordination and communication tools between agencies was critical
  • 33. • Awareness of cascading events and issues• Needed good documentation and good shift briefings• Stay ahead of the media• Always respond to media inquiries in an efficient manner• Absolutely the best thing was the Crisis Communication website•Needed regular critical incident stress debriefings throughout planning process
  • 34. • Network and exercise with other PIOs on a regular basis• Being on the same page as the field PIO• Trust built between JIC and field PIO• Split JIC duties (during planning) for Event Logistics and for Ongoing Media Inquiries• Need more people knowledgeable about JIC software
  • 35. Questions ?
  • 36. Sheri Badger Curt BeauprePublic Information  Planning, Mitigation & Recovery  Planning  Mitigation & Recovery  Officer/Supervisor SupervisorPierce County Dept. of  Pierce County Dept. of  Emergency Management Emergency Management253‐798‐2204 253‐798‐ b d @ i b @ i