Whenever you can spare five minutes, watch that video shown last Friday night at the Seattle Police Awards banquet, sponsored by the Seattle Police Foundation. It tells a story never before told publicly – what happened before Café Racer killer Ian Stawicki‘s murderous day came to an end in West Seattle on May 30th (here’s our as-it-unfolded coverage from that day). It explains the Medal of Courage awarded to Southwest Precinct Officer Scott Luckie and to Detective Scotty Bach for what they did in West Seattle on May 30th – and includes their firsthand stories as well as some (not graphic) in-car-camera video from that day. Officer Luckie, we learned, was the first uniformed officer on the scene where Stawicki was found – and he moved in, as the video explains, without backup. Your WSB co-publishers were among the journalists in attendance last Friday night and requested a copy of the video; now it’s been uploaded for public view. Officer Luckie was not able to attend Friday’s banquet to accept his medal in person (it was explained that he had something else major going on in his life – a wedding!).
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