“Mukilteo Strong”

Just a little more than six months ago, the city of Mukilteo, Washington changed forever when three young lives were taken at a house party.

Since that tragedy, the city of Mukilteo and the State of Washington continue to grow stronger every day. “Mukilteo Strong” to be exact.

There isn’t a day that the victims, Anna Bui, Jake Long, and Jordan Ebner aren’t remembered.

On January 30, 2017, Senator Marko Liias (District 21) publically expressed his deepest sympathy by sponsoring a resolution in the Washington State Senate mourning the lives lost in last year’s shooting.

During Senator Liias’ reading of the resolution, he remembered Anna, Jake, and Jordan and commended the work done by local law enforcement agencies— including the Washington State Patrol.

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In less than two hours after the shooting, troopers in Lewis County stopped the gunman near Chehalis. He was arrested without incident. Troopers were requested by investigators to secure the vehicle and made arrangements to have the vehicle transported back to the Mukilteo area, along with the male driver.

Now, months later, those troopers involved made the trip to the State Capitol to be recognized by Senator Liias and Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib. While troopers themselves were honored to be at the hearing…for them it was – and never is – about the recognition.

“The troopers felt like they were just doing their job,” says Washington State Patrol Captain Monica Alexander. “However, the agency feels their brave and heroic actions deserved the recognition they received. Not only for themselves but also for the families of those lost.”

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