BOTHELL, Wash. - Family and colleagues of fallen Bothell Officer Jonathan Shoop gathered Tuesday to remember the life of the first officer in the city's history to be shot and killed in the line of duty.
Shoop died July 13 after being shot during a traffic stop and pursuit. Henry Eugene Washington allegedly fired shots into Shoop's police unit when Shoop and his partner attempted to pull Washington over. It was Shoop's partner who fired the lethal shot, according to court documents.
Because of the pandemic, the public couldn't attend the memorial. But they were invited to the procession route.
Bothell Police released the following details about Officer Shoop:
Prior to joining the Bothell Police Department, Officer Shoop grew up in Seattle and graduated from Ballard High School. After attending North Seattle College, Officer Shoop earned his BA in History from the University of Washington. After college, Officer Shoop served in the United States Coast Guard for six years as a Marine Science Technician. When he completed his active duty service, Officer Shoop worked at a large tech firm before deciding to pursue a career that allowed him to serve his community in a more impactful way.
Bothell Police Chief Ken Seuberlich commented on the loss of Officer Shoop. “On July 13, the men and women of the Bothell Police Department lost a valued member of our organization, Officer Jonathan Shoop. The death of Officer Shoop marks the first line of duty death in the history of the Bothell Police Department. Jonathan was a man of impeccable character with a history of selfless service in both the U.S Coast Guard and with the Bothell Police Department. His dedication to our core values of; Service, Honesty, Integrity, Excellence, Loyalty, and Duty could not have been more evident. Our hearts break for the Shoop family and his much-beloved girlfriend. Through that heartbreak, we are thankful to have shared the time we had with Jonathan. His memory will be forever with us.”
Officer Shoop is survived by his mother, two brothers, and his girlfriend.
As we remember Jonathan, we will remember his dedication, his service, his professionalism, and his desire to serve his community. Officer Jonathan Shoop will forever be missed and he will never be forgotten.
See the full memorial below: