Bullets were shot at Sumner’s City Hall and police patrol cars last week. Submitted image

To catch a suspect (or two) | Sumner Mayor Update

Believe it or not, there are people who move to Sumner, figuring that a safe community means nothing bad ever happens.

  • Thursday, August 3, 2017 11:20am
  • Life

The following is written by Sumner Mayor Dave Enslow:

Believe it or not, there are people who move to Sumner, figuring that a safe community means nothing bad ever happens. Actually, a safe community develops from the response that comes when bad things do happen.

You may have seen on the news that last week, someone took a few shots at one of our patrol cars and the back of City Hall. This was very disturbing to me. We may disagree on policies and funding choices, but at the end of the day, everyone in this building is here to serve you, and no one deserves shots being fired their way.

We appreciate the community members who expressed their concern and outrage on our behalf. We also appreciate the support we received. Thank you to our detectives, one of whom worked through his vacation days on this. Thank you to our neighboring partners for lending extra detectives to assist. Thank you to our businesses who shared their security footage with us. Thank you to our citizens who called in descriptions and reports. And thank you to Edgewood PD for apprehending two suspects on Thursday evening, approximately 48 hours after the incident.

Again, Sumner is not a place where bad things never happen. Sumner is a place where when bad things do happen, old-fashioned values of neighborliness and responsibility combine with modern policing for successful outcomes.

More in Life

East Pierce hosting annual open house Sept. 29

Don’t miss out on the free, family fun activities and demonstrations, like tearing a car apart with the jaws of life.

Fun run will benefit animal rescue group

Grab your furry friend’s leash and head out to Lake Wilderness Park on Sept. 29.

Some days, it’s good to feel needed

Some days, you just need a hug. Other days, you only want… Continue reading

Local Scout earns his wings

Kyle Ross Dunning is a member of Boy Scout Troop 422.

Beautify Enumclaw, Buckley | Slideshow

Many public spaces, like Enumclaw’s community garden by the library and Veterans Memorial Park, or Buckley’s Youth Center, were given makeovers by scored of energetic volunteers.

Enumclaw lessons helped lead to military success | Navy Outreach

“Growing up in a small town, it kind of helped me gauge different people and network in a way that would benefit me,” Nelsen said. “It is humbling growing up in a small town and I did not lose sight of where I came from.”

Flu season is coming; get your shots soon | Public Health Center

To help you decide when, where, and how to get vaccinated, Public Health Insider compiled answers to some of the most common questions they see regarding to flu vaccinations.

Answers may be hard to come

You’re on the edge of your chair. Curiosity is almost killing you;… Continue reading

Caregivers can identify with “Happy Tears” | Pierce County

“Happy Tears” is the story of two sisters who lead very different lives and return home to care for their aging father.

World-wide myths, legends meet teen-friendly narrative

Your favorite superhero was 10 feet tall. Larger than life. Super-sized, right… Continue reading

Enumclaw welcomes new faces in schools, district office

Check out the new educators and other school staff.

Levy money to aid senior programs in Enumclaw, Black Diamond | King County

By 2040, more than a quarter of King County’s population will be seniors. Healthy lifestyles and social engagement are keys to living long and living well.