The Marysville Police Department says it has been overwhelmed with requests from people who want to help the family of the officer who lost his 7-year-old daughter to a bullet fired by one of his other children.
Jenna Carlile, of Camano Island, was fatally wounded on March 10 when she and her siblings were in the family’s car parked outside the Stanwood City Hall. The parents had stepped outside for a few minutes and one of Jenna’s younger sibling’s found the gun in the glove box and shot the older girl.
She died the next day at Harborview Medical Center. Marysville police Cmd. Robb Lamoureux said the girl’s father, police officer Derek Carlile, is a highly respected and well-loved member of the police force and that the girl’s death was devastating not only to his immediate family but the young officer’s police family as well.
In response to inquiries, the department has established a benevolent fund at Opus Bank to assist with the child’s medical bills and burial costs.
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Donations may be deposited at any branch in Marysville, Arlington, Everett, Lake Stevens or Snohomish or can be mailed to: The Jenna Carlile Fund, Opus Bank, 815 State Ave., Marysville, WA, 98279