Hundreds of people lined the streets of Kent late Tuesday morning to honor fallen Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno as officers and firefighters from departments near and far led a large procession to the accesso ShoWare Center.
A memorial service to honor the officer’s life and service is from 1 to 3 p.m. today at ShoWare.
Officer Moreno, 35, of Auburn, was accidentally struck and killed by a patrol car in a suspect pursuit on July 22. The eight-year veteran is survived by his wife and two kids.
“This is a sad time for Officer Moreno’s family, the Kent Police Department, the city of Kent family and the community,” said Kent Police Chief Rafael Padilla.
Moreno is only the second Kent Police officer to die in the line of duty.
For those who want to donate money to the family, an account has been set up through U.S Bank.
Friends/relatives of the family also set up a GoFundMe online account for Shelly Moreno and her children.
Note: The Kent Reporter will have full coverage of the service followings its conclusion.