UPDATED: TCSO identifies deputy critically injured in line of duty

Deputy Andrea Moore is sworn in as a Deputy by Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza in 2018.

UPDATED: The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy who was involved in a shooting and critically injured in the line of duty on Friday as 35-year old Andrea Moore. Deputy Moore graduated the academy in 2018.

TCSO said in a statement Wednesday “Deputy Moore has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home surrounded by friends and family. Although the road to recovery is long, Deputy Moore has demonstrated her tremendous fighting spirit and determination.”

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was stabbed in the neck a by convicted rapist and registered sex offender in the Nisqually Pines area of Yelm has returned home, according to a Facebook post by Yelm City Councilmember Joe DePinto.

The deputy was called around 8:00 pm on Friday night to a home on Holly St SE in the Pines neighborhood in Yelm for a report of a suspicious circumstance. When she attempted contact with the male suspect, not knowing about his history and wanted status, he stabbed her in the neck. She shot him multiple times.

At last check, he was still in the ICU at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. We have no word on his condition.

Councilmember DePinto said that the Deputy lives in Yelm, and received a police escort from St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia to her home. “Community members, the fire department, and multiple law enforcement agencies lined up near her home to welcome her back.” he wrote.

It is unclear whether or not she will be able to return to duty. The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Region 3 Critical Incident Investigation Team, and this specific investigation is being led by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

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