Many have been asking about the officer who was taken to the hospital after the crash yesterday afternoon at California and Brandon. We in turn have been asking police how he’s doing – and finally got an update a little while ago: According to Det. Jeff Kappel in the SPD media unit, the officer turned out to be just bruised and shaken up, and will be returning to work tomorrow. (The driver with whom he collided did not require hospitalization.) P.S. We also heard tonight from Lt. Norm James re: the incident to which the officer was responding when the crash happened. Apparently a parking-enforcement officer spotted a domestic-violence incident happening; the officer was “advanced on” at one point by the suspect but was not, Lt. James says, assaulted or hurt.
West Seattle, Washington