Brier officer says he was fired for responding to Mukilteo shooting


A Brier Police officer was recently fired, he told our online news partner The Seattle Times, because of actions he made to help a neighboring jurisdiction.

Dan Anderson says he was stunned to learn that he’d been fired from the Brier Police Department for rushing to the aid of fellow officers after last month’s shooting that left three dead at a Mukilteo house party.

But he isn’t sorry for doing what he did.

“At the end of the day, you have to do what you think is right and let the chips fall where they may,” said Anderson, who had joined the Brier force eight months ago after serving 25 years as a Washington State Patrol trooper.

For the full story from The Seattle Times, click here.


  1. Tough call… you obviously have to like the idea of going to the other officers aid. But when you’re the only person patrolling your area and/or coming from distance you probably need to verify that there is not other help available first. I certainly can’t see just leaving your patrol completely uncovered AND not letting anyone know. His statement about how he might go days without responding to a call instead of being a justification could pretty easily be seen as his being bored and saw a chance to do something. In the end the lower pace night job at Brier is probably not his good fit and he needs to go back to something closer to his former position in state patrol.




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