This afternoon, two of our deputies were injured in a shooting in Spanaway.
Deputy Dominique “Dom” Calata, 35, has served with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for 6.5 years and is currently assigned to patrol with the Edgewood Police Department. He is a U.S. Army veteran (5 years) and has served in the National Guard for the last 7 years. Deputy Calata has been a member of the SWAT team for 4 years. He is married and has a young son. Deputy Calata remains in critical condition.
Sergeant Rich Scaniffe, 45, is a 21-year veteran of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and is assigned to the Mountain Detachment. He has been a member of the SWAT team for 14 years and has been the team’s commander for 1 year. Sergeant Scaniffe is married and has a young daughter. He is out of surgery and in stable condition.
Our department members are appreciative and thankful for the support our community has shown us during this difficult time.
[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”19″ gal_title=”Two deputies injured in Spanaway shooting identified”]