Wounded police officer, 61, in critical but stable condition
SEATTLE | A police officer who was wounded while investigating a reported shooting in Washington state
remains in critical but stable condition at a Seattle hospital.
Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said Sunday that Mike McClaughry was in the intensive care unit.
Officer McClaughry was shot in the head Thursday evening while canvassing a neighborhood in Mount Vernon, about 60 miles north of Seattle, for witnesses to a report of another shooting.
The 61-year-old officer is a father of three and a grandfather who started working with the Mount Vernon Police Department in 1985.
A repeat felon arrested in Officer McClaughry’s shooting is being held on $1 million bail.
Authorities said Ernesto Lee Rivas was taken into custody following an hour-long standoff at a Mount Vernon home, during which he repeatedly fired at officers.