The United States Honor Flag came to Pierce County Tuesday to honor Deputy Kent Mundell, Jr. In a ceremony conducted by the Pierce County Sheriff’s honor guard, the flag was flown in front of the City-County Building. Members of the Mundell family participated.
The United States Honor Flag has flown over Ground Zero and the battlefields of Iraq. As part of the nonprofit Honor Network, the flag now travels the county and continues to pay tribute to America’s law enforcement, firefighting and the United States military.
From June 21 to 23, the Honor Flag also traveled to Federal Way, Lakewood, Seattle, Lewis and Grant counties and the Washington State Capitol Buidling in Olympia.
On Jan. 5, thousands of people gathered at the Tacoma Dome to honor the late Pierce County Deputy Kent Mundell, Jr. Mundell, 44, died when authorities say David E. Crable, 35, shot Mundell and Sgt. Nick Hausner, 43, during a domestic disturbance call near Eatonville on Dec. 21. Crable was killed by the officers. Hausner recovered from his wounds. Mundell was taken off life support at a Seattle hospital on Dec. 28.
For the past 10 years, Mundell served the community as a Deputy Sheriff in the Mountain Detachment of Pierce County.