"Early this morning Pierce County lost one of their finest in the line of duty. Trudi and I are saddened and praying for the deputy’s young family as they grieve the loss of their husband and father. "Deputy Daniel A. McCartney was serving and protecting his community, responding to a burglary call when the suspects reportedly opened fire and murdered him. His bravery is is echoed across Washington every day, as our law enforcement officers run towards the danger in service of making Washington a safer place. "I ask all Washingtonians to join me and Trudi in holding in our hearts Deputy McCartney’s family, the men and women at the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department who serve alongside Deputy McCartney, and all those who serve in law enforcement across our state."