BFMR 2012 Honoring Our Fallen Officers National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson

February 2, 1977 – January 1, 2012

 

Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Margaret Anderson was fatally shot in the line of duty on January 1, 2012. On the morning of January 1, Ranger Margaret Anderson set up a traffic block to intercept a vehicle that failed to stop at a chain-up checkpoint in the park. The driver of the vehicle opened fire on Ranger Anderson, killing her, then fled on foot into the woods. Margaret, age 34, worked at Mount Rainier for 3 years. She is survived by her husband Eric, also a Mount Rainier Park Ranger, and two young children.A formal law enforcement memorial service honoring Ranger Anderson was held on January 10, 2012 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. The service was widely attended by National Park Service employees and members of the law enforcement community from all over the United States and Canada, dignitaries, as well as the general public.

A donation account to benefit the children of Margaret and Eric Anderson has been set up at the Eatonville, Washington KeyBank Branch, P.O. Box 159, Eatonville, WA 98328. Checks should be made out to the Margaret Anderson Donation Account. The National Park Foundation has also established a memorial fund to benefit the children of Margaret and Eric Anderson. Visit www.nationalparks.org/MargaretAnderson to help.

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