On Saturday, we moved Deputy Dom Calata from St. Joseph Medical Center to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Deputy Calata was escorted by our SWAT Team, while deputies, staff and other law enforcement and fire departments lined the route to honor him.
On March 16, Deputy Calata died from injuries sustained during a shooting on March 15 while he was part of a SWAT operation. Sgt. Rich Scaniffe was critically injured during the incident. He was released from the hospital on March 18 to recover at home.
Our entire department would like to thank St. Joseph’s Medical Center staff for their support and care during this difficult time. We also thank the community and our law enforcement and fire department partners for being with us and showing their support.