Names of Bremerton Police Officers Injured in Kitsap County Shooting Released
December 19, 2017
(BREMERTON, WA.) -- The names of the Bremerton PD Officers injured in the gun battle at Lions Park on Sunday Dec. 17 have been released.
Veteran Bremerton Police Officer Kent Mayfield now recovering from gunshot wounds sustained in a shooting over the weekend with a man suspected of violating a domestic violence court order. Photo courtesy the Mayfield Family. CLICK TO ENLARGE
The name of the man who was shot to death in that gun fight with the officers who were injured will be released by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office as this is the agency leading the investigation into the incident.
"The officer who was struck by gunfire in the waist and was released Sunday is Officer Allan McComas," said a statememnt from Bremerton PD. "Officer McComas has five years of experience as an officer, the last year and a half with Bremerton PD. Prior to coming to our department, he worked for the South Bend Police Department. Officer McComas is recovering at home."
The officer who was more seriously injured is Officer Kent Mayfield who has 42 years of experience as an officer, the last 27 with Bremerton Police.
"Officer Mayfield continues to be hospitalized after suffering two gunshot wounds to the abdomen. Both officers are on administrative assignment pending the completion of the investigation, which is standard procedure in these incidents," said the statement from Bremerton PD.
The family of Officer Mayfield asked that police officials provide the following statement from the officer's family:
"We are so grateful for all the incredible people who have shown so much love and support to our family during this difficult time. From the other Bremerton Police & Fire personnel on the scene, to the medical staff, to the community at large...all we can say is thank you.
Dad is our hero. He was our hero long before this happened, and he will remain our hero forever. Dad is both courageous and kind. He is at the same time strong and sensitive. He touches people’s lives and makes them better wherever he goes.
He has dedicated his career to public safety, and he does it with a humble demeanor that belies the true grit he has long carried. If there is anything Dad wishes might come from all of this, it is simply that you will hug your own loved ones just a little bit longer and tell them how much they mean to you.
We are thankful we can continue hugging him and that he is expected to make a full recovery."
-The Mayfield Family >