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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

20,000 attend service for Lakewood officers

An estimated 20,000 attended the memorial for four Lakewood, WA officers ambushed and killed November 29 by a career criminal who often referred to himself as Jesus and who was once pardoned by then-Governor Mike Huckabee.

Murdered as they sat doing paperwork in a coffee shop were Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39, and officers Ronald Owens, 37, Tina Griswold, 40, and Greg Richards, 42. The memorial took place this morning at the Tacoma Dome.

The sea of red are RCMP officers attending the service.

KNX ran an opinion piece today regarding the major role Maurice Clemmons' family played in prior knowledge of, and assisting in the ambush, murders and Clemmon's subsequent escape. Seven of those individuals are now in custody, while Clemmons himself was fatally shot while attempting to kill a Seattle police officer two days later.

Photos are AP photos; an extensive AP slide show can be seen here.