Local officers attend service for trooper killed at traffic stop

By Paul Suarez, Columbian web producer

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Updated: March 1, 2012, 6:33 PM

 
photoTrooper Tony Radulescu

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Several local law enforcement agencies sent representatives to the memorial service for Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu on Thursday.

Radulescu was shot and killed in a traffic stop in Kitsap County on Feb. 23.

Local state patrol spokesman Trooper Ryan Tanner said several troopers from the Vancouver area planned to attend the service. The agency still had on-duty personnel working in Vancouver, but Tanner expected that many troopers who weren’t working Thursday would attend.

Vancouver police sent seven on-duty personnel, including four honor guard members and three members of the command staff, said Kim Kapp, department spokeswoman. Off-duty officers weren’t required to tell the department if they were going, Kapp said.

The Washougal Police Department sent two people to the service, said Cmdr. Allen Cook.

Several staff from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office planned to attend, said Sgt. Steve Shea.