The Kent Police Department on Wednesday night (July 25) identified the second officer involved in the fatal accident which killed Officer Diego Moreno on July 22, 2018, as Officer Mark Williams.
This confirmation follows the King County Prosecutor’s determination for charges of the three suspects in relation to the death of Officer Moreno.
Williams is an 18-year veteran of the Kent Police Department. He has been a Detective, a Field Training Officer, and been awarded a Letter of Commendation for his assistance in apprehending two suspects who had robbed a 70-year old female at gun point.
Chief Padilla is calling on the community to stand with the Kent Police in support of Officer Williams.
“Officer Williams has dutifully provided service to the Kent community in several facets and has faced life and death encounters on numerous occasions,” said Chief Padilla, “he is one of our finest, who was doing his job when tragedy struck.”
Officer Williams has been released from the hospital and is recovering. Please respect his privacy and we request that no media attempt to contact him at this time.