Pierce County cop dead after confrontation with burglary suspects

Image Officers and medical staff take part in a procession for officer Daniel McCartney of Yelm at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma Washington on Jan. 8 2018

The deputy was shot while running after the suspects within 10 minutes of responding to that call for help.

Authorities launched a dragnet after a Washington state sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while chasing a pair of suspected burglars late Sunday, police said.

"He was one of the people in our agency who stepped up and stepped forward", said Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor, according to KOMO.

Investigators described the suspect as mixed race or white, tall and thin with curly dark hair in a ponytail, a large pointy nose, with pock marks on the right side of his face.

McCartney was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 2 a.m.

Some roads in the area are closed. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie.

Troyer said the fugitive is unsafe and advised residents in the area to stay inside.

The Bethel School District canceled all classes Monday because of the ongoing manhunt, which included authorities blocking roads leading to the district's bus facility and preventing bus drivers from starting their t pickup routes.

"Deputy, Father, Husband, Son, Friend, Brother".

McCartney enlisted in the Navy in 2002 after graduating Loyalton High School in Loyalton, California.

McCartney served on the USS Abraham Lincoln from February 25, 2004, through October 6, 2008.

FREDERICKSON, Wash. - Authorities in Washington say a Pierce County Sheriff's deputy has died from gunshot wounds sustained while responding to a home invasion. At CrossFit Yelm you couldn't ask for a better athlete or coach.

Malone organized a YouCaring donation page to directly care for McCartney's family.

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