Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee on the death of Donald Chin

July 23, 2015

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“Trudi and I share in the terrible shock and deep mourning following this morning’s tragic and violent loss of Donnie Chin. We don’t know exactly what happened on that street in Seattle’s International District early this morning. Yet there’s no doubt, as his friends have said today, that the ID lost its savior, its protector, its hero and a big piece of its heart. Donnie Chin was a man who dedicated his life to making Chinatown and the International District safe for everyone. He had been doing that since he was a young man because he saw a need and he filled it.

“I am sure all Washingtonians join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to Donnie’s family, friends and countless people who will miss his presence on the streets of the International District.”

Media Contact 

Jaime Smith
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
360.902.4136