Video: Medal of Courage for Southwest Precinct officer’s action to stop a killer

October 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 13 Comments

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!).

13 Comments

  1. Thanks to Luckie, Bach and all the other officers and first responders who did their jobs that day.

    Comment by Eric G — 3:05 pm October 23, 2012 #

  2. Thank you for your service to keep our community safe!!

    Comment by Findlay — 3:10 pm October 23, 2012 #

  3. Amazing video — thank you to all who serve & protect us .

    Comment by Anne — 3:45 pm October 23, 2012 #

  4. As I have said many times before, the West Seattle police are the BEST. Thank you all!!

    Comment by WS — 3:51 pm October 23, 2012 #

  5. Great audio

    Comment by Guy — 4:51 pm October 23, 2012 #

  6. Oh shish kabobs! Really?

    Thank you officers !

    Comment by Neighbor — 6:34 pm October 23, 2012 #

  7. Words can’t do justice to the debt we owe all those who serve and put it all on the line every day to protect and preserve what we often take for granted.

    Comment by TW — 7:11 pm October 23, 2012 #

  8. Good job this is really a telling video. West Seattle was so lucky that day. Thank you officers you deserve these awards!!

    Comment by gospd — 7:15 pm October 23, 2012 #

  9. Thank you.
    You guys were just doing your job. But this is what you do every day. You are the best. We all owe you so much more than you receive.

    Pat

    Comment by Pat Hogan — 7:25 pm October 23, 2012 #

  10. i think we’ll all remember that day for a long time to come; probably people in west seattle, the u district and the area around town hall more than maybe other parts of the city but considering the notion of six degrees of separation, seattle seemed pretty small and scary in that window of time.

    everyone seemed affected but i think we can all agree that we all feel a debt of gratitude for the fast acting, quick witted decisions that our law enforcement personnel showed to this city’s citizens. it’s more than unfortunate what happened, on so many levels; it’s the least the spd and the public can do to attempt to thank those who vow to protect us.

    Comment by kumalavula — 8:43 pm October 23, 2012 #

  11. Thanks guys.
    Blue light shines. <3

    Comment by Beth — 12:27 am October 24, 2012 #

  12. thanks for sharing that. it was a very sad day for Seattle and SPD did a great job. those awards were well deserved!

    Comment by rose — 9:29 am October 24, 2012 #

  13. Thanks Scott and Scotty.

    Comment by Mary E OConnor — 1:56 pm October 25, 2012 #

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