A public memorial service for Sgt. William C. Stacey, 23, the 2006 Roosevelt High School graduate and U.S. Marine killed on Jan. 31 while on foot patrol in Afghanistan, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the University of Washington's Meany Hall.
Service Saturday at UW for Marine
A public memorial service for Sgt. William C. Stacey, 23, the 2006 Roosevelt High School graduate and U.S. Marine killed on Jan. 31 while on foot patrol in Afghanistan, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the University of Washington’s Meany Hall.
Sgt. Stacey was on his fourth deployment in that country and was killed by a roadside bomb. He was the son of Bob Stacey, interim dean of the University of Washington’s College of Arts and Sciences and a history professor, and Robin Stacey, also a UW history professor.
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“We have been both moved and astonished at the national reaction to Will’s life and death, and by the enormous number of people he touched in his short life and the depth of feeling he inspired in them,” Robin Stacey said. “I can’t tell you how many people — of all ages and walks of life — have gone out of their way to talk about the ways in which knowing him changed how they will now pursue their own lives and commitments.”
Directions and parking information for Meany Hall can be found at meany.org/directions. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m.
Robin Stacey said that because her son loved kids, and loved baseball, donations in his name can be sent to: Roosevelt-University-Greenlake Little League, Attn: Will Stacey Memorial Fund, 9594 1st Ave. N. E., No. 122, Seattle 98115.
The mother said her son wished to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, and expects that ceremony will take place in March.
Man fatally shot by responding police
A Kitsap County sheriff’s spokesman says law-enforcement officers fatally shot a man outside a tire store Wednesday evening.
Deputy Scott Wilson said he could not immediately confirm whether it was Poulsbo police who shot the young man, but three city officers were placed on administrative leave. No officers were injured.
The dead man was not immediately identified.
The Kitsap Sun reports that witnesses said they had seen a man yelling and acting strangely outside the Les Schwab store. The witnesses reported hearing one or more shots, then nothing until police showed up.
After police arrived, the newspaper says, people at nearby businesses said they heard a single shot followed by a volley of gunfire.
Supply, demand issues close mill
The Northwest Hardwoods lumber mill in Arlington was to close Thursday, putting about 40 people out of work.
A vice president of the Tacoma-based company, Brian Narramore, told The Herald, of Everett, the mill had problems with supply and demand — a shortage of local timber and a low demand for lumber for new houses.
It’s the second Snohomish County mill to announce its closing in a month. The Seattle-Snohomish mill in Snohomish will close in March.
4 arrested in disposal of body
Everett police have arrested four people for investigation of unlawful disposal of human remains in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in an alley.
Police say it appears the dead man may have suffered a drug overdose at an apartment in the 2600 block of Colby Avenue. His body was then moved by the suspects to an alley behind 2628 Hoyt Ave., where it was found Tuesday, police said.
The suspects told detectives they removed the body from the apartment because they didn’t want to get into trouble with the landlord.
Coho is back in service to Victoria
The ferry Coho is back in service on its Port Angeles-Victoria, B. C., route with a new paint job after two weeks of maintenance at Anacortes.
The Peninsula Daily News reports (is.gd/Pv1gcL) the 341-foot Black Ball ferry also had an overhaul of its fuel tank, fire pumps and drive shaft.
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