South Sound celebrates, doesn't riot after Super Bowl win

Staff writerFebruary 2, 2014 

The South Sound and some of its firefighters and law enforcers celebrated the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl win Sunday against the Denver Broncos.

But fans in the area weren't out of control, law enforcement agencies said.

“We are not expecting any problems,” spokeswoman Loretta Cool said shortly before the end of the game. “If there is anything major we have our normal response in place.”

That’s about 70 officers as part of the department’s special response team, she said.

But a little after 8 p.m., she said there hadn’t been any major incidents. Pierce County Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said the same.

Though that didn't necessarily equate to "quiet."

Bangs could be heard from The News Tribune office after the game ended, though it wasn’t clear whether the sounds were celebratory fireworks or gunfire.

Tacoma Fire said fans were showing their support, but that the city didn’t seem too unruly.

“I heard a lot of horns honking and stuff, but we’re not running all over the place at this point,” Battalion Chief Jolene Davis said shortly before 8 p.m.

The agency tweeted its own support for the team before the game, with a photo of firefighters posing with a 12th Man flag in front of a building on fire (the flames were part of a training exercise).

King County Sheriff’s spokesman Cindi West also gave a shoutout to the team.

She tweeted after the game: “Congratulations Hawks! The 12th man was behind you all the way!”

She also cautioned residents via twitter not to drive intoxicated Sunday.

As did the Puyallup Police Department.

But noise violations, Puyallup said, they’d be lenient on.

“We will not be enforcing the City noise ordinance today for Seahawks fans,” the agency tweeted before the game. “Broncos fans will be arrested on the spot though! GO SEAHAWKS!”

Seattle was a different, somewhat rowdier story when it came to post-game celebrations, the Times reported.

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