Tacoma Police officers Sam Lopez, left, and Shelbie Boyd on Thursday check out the living room where transients have been living in an abandoned house in the Hillsdale neighborhood in Tacoma on Thursday. They were at the house to provide security for code compliance workers.
Tacoma Police officers Sam Lopez, left, and Shelbie Boyd on Thursday check out the living room where transients have been living in an abandoned house in the Hillsdale neighborhood in Tacoma on Thursday. They were at the house to provide security for code compliance workers. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer
Tacoma Police officers Sam Lopez, left, and Shelbie Boyd on Thursday check out the living room where transients have been living in an abandoned house in the Hillsdale neighborhood in Tacoma on Thursday. They were at the house to provide security for code compliance workers. Lui Kit Wong Staff photographer

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