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Broken hearts, prayers and grief on social media for fallen officer

Grief and sadness pervade night cop is killed

Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell offered his condolences to the family and friends of the officer slain Wednesday night, Nov. 30, 2016, in east Tacoma. Residents express grief and sadness over tragic killing, and paid their respects standing on th
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Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell offered his condolences to the family and friends of the officer slain Wednesday night, Nov. 30, 2016, in east Tacoma. Residents express grief and sadness over tragic killing, and paid their respects standing on th

From condolences to outrage, people took to social media Thursday to express their feelings over the death of a Tacoma police officer.

“The YWCA Pierce County mourns the loss of the Tacoma Police Officer who was killed last night while responding to a domestic violence call. We greatly value the longstanding support, collaboration, and partnership we share with the Tacoma Police Department, and our thoughts are with all who are impacted by this traumatic event.”

“I am (brokenhearted) at the loss of your brave officer & moved to tears by your display of community & respect,” tweeted ‏@nia4_trump.

@kbari12 tweeted, “@TacomaPolice RIP We are all praying for the family and the Brothers of the Fallen.”

@TacomaPolice is a fan page. Tacoma Police Department’s Twitter handle is @pio1tpd.

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“Thoughts and prayers for the family of the fallen @TacomaPolice officer and all men and women in blue,” @DataVis_Police tweeted.

@SporTechLove tweeted, “My heart goes out to the @TacomaPolice on the loss of one of their finest. I lived in #Lakewood and always felt safe when I was in Tacoma.”

“@TacomaPolice My heart Goes to you on this difficult nite!!! I cried as ur fellow officer was carried away May he Rest in Peace,” @amtrakhorn tweeted,

‏@Sammamish_Mom tweeted, “Grieving with @TacomaPolice tonight. Prayers to the officer’s family. My heart is heavy tonight.”

‏“@TacomaPolice You’re a good force. We’re all very sorry for your loss and grateful for what you do. God bless,” @momwithmoxie tweeted.

The slain officer was responding to a domestic disturbance call Wednesday when he was shot.

“#DomesticViolence is a killer. We lost a #Police Officer, killed in line of duty. So sad,” tweeted ‏@Coach4Happiness.

Others got political.

@TomVerni said, “Another #police officer killed. Waiting 4 the #outrage.”

Others tweeted incorrect information. One pundit with 203,000 followers incorrectly tweeted the name of the Tacoma Police Union president as the slain officer.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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