It was a very somber day in Kent on Tuesday, July 31, as a huge procession for fallen Kent Police Officer Diego Moreno made its way from Emerald Downs to the accesso ShoWare Center.
Flags were flown at half-staff throughout the state in honor of Moreno, who tragically lost his life on July 22 in the line of duty.
Moreno’s procession included bagpipes by Seattle Police Pipes & Drums, along with a riderless horse with boots reversed in the stirrups, symbolizing a ‘fallen solider’:
Procession for Officer Moreno arriving under our crossed ladders. pic.twitter.com/EesoTlmf5A
— Puget Sound Fire (@PugetSoundFire) July 31, 2018
Law enforcement officers came from around the country to take part in Moreno’s funeral:
LOPD Honor Guard joined several other Portland area teams to help honor fallen Officer Diego Moreno @kentpd today in Kent WA @PPBHONORGUARD @PPBPIO @PortlandPolice @ClackCoSheriff @MultCoSO @BeavertonPolice @HillsboroPolice @SeattlePD pic.twitter.com/fA7oqAu2OQ
— Lake Oswego Police (@LOPolice) July 31, 2018
During the eulogy for Kent Officer Diego Moreno, who graduated from Washington State University, Kent Police Chief Padilla got a laugh when he said that as a Husky it pained him to say the following: ‘Go Cougs’.
— WAStateC.O.P.S. (@WAStateCOPS) July 31, 2018
To help the Moreno family, you can donate online here: