Lakewood Chief Bret Farrar on Tacoma Officer Shooting
Originally aired: Monday, December 5, 2016
And more than most, Farrar knows what likely is to come for the Tacoma PD. In 2009, Farrar was running the Lakewood Washington police department. He remembers taking the call from dispatchers that four officers were shot at the nearby Forza coffee shop.
Farrar said the aftermath of the fatal shooting of an officer can play out inside a police station in ways the general public might not realize. In the weeks after the officers' deaths in Lakewood, he said there were a few things that stood out.