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John Urquhart


Deputy involved fatal traffic accident

Summary

(Fife) A Sheriff’s Office Deputy, age 38, was driving home from work just after 2am this morning when he struck a pedestrian who was in the middle of the roadway near the 2400 block of Pacific Hwy South in Fife.

Story

The pedestrian was subsequently hit by another vehicle and died at the scene. The Fife Police Department is the lead agency investigating the accident.  The deputy is now on administrative leave pending results of that investigation.

The involved deputy was the same deputy involved in a fatal shooting in Burien on June 13th.  After the shooting, he attended a critical incident stress debriefing and met with a mental health professional.  Finally, he saw a departmentally approved psychologist who approved his return to work, which occurred June 30th.