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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.