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Park arranges moment of silence for slain ranger

TACOMA – Officials at Mount Rainier National Park will have a moment of silence at 10:44 a.m. today to honor slain ranger Margaret Anderson.

The 34-year-old was shot and killed Jan. 1, 2012, as she tried to stop a man who drove through a tire chain checkpoint near Longmire. The body of the suspect was found the next day about a mile away in the snow. He drowned in a creek while affected by hypothermia.

Anderson was hailed as a hero for stopping the gunman from reaching a congested, popular visitor area that day.



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