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Law enforcement memorial held today

Two names were added today to the law enforcement memorial outside Spokane's Public Safety Bu9lding:

U.S. Park Ranger Margaret Anderson and Washington State Patrol trooper Tony Radulescu.  Anderson was shot to death Jan. 1 by a fugitive who later killed himself.

Radulescu was shot to death during a traffic stop Feb. 23 in Western Washington.

Their names were added as part of the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.

Law enforcement from Spokane County and across the state gathered to remember those who have died in the line of duty.

Today's speakers included WSP Chief John Batiste and U.S. Marshal Craig Thayer.

The ceremony proceeded a law enforcement memorial breakfast. View photos of the events here and here.

Local police to attend ranger’s memorial

(from left) Spokane police Officers Shaney Redmon, Ron Tilley and Mylissa Coleman prepare to travel to Tacoma for a slain park ranger's memorial service. (SPDphoto/Jennifer DeRuwe)

Members of the Spokane Police Department Honor Guard will attend slain Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson's memorial service.

Cpl. Mike McCasland and Officers Ron Tilley, Mylissa Coleman and Shaney Redmon traveled to Tacoma for Anderson's memorial, which is today is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pacific Lutheran University.

Other SPD employees are attending the service on their own time, including Officer Teresa Fuller, who says the Spokane County Firefighters Pipes and Drums also will be there.

Anderson (pictured) was shot to death on New Year's Day while working at the park. The gunman was found dead the next day. Anderson was married to another Rainier ranger, and the couple has two young children.

Family and friends held a candlelight service Sunday evening in Eatonville in her memory.

The park reopened to the public Saturday for the first time since the shooting.

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