February 24, 2012

Tony Radulescu - Law Enforcement - Washington

Trooper Tony Radulescu, age 44, died in the line of duty, on February 23, 2012, in Tacoma, Washington. 

Tony was a member of the Washington State Patrol. He had 16 years of service.

He was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on a driver of a pickup truck on a highway in Gorst, Washington, shortly before 1:00 am.

He had radioed in his location and the pickup truck's license plate and description to dispatchers. When dispatchers were unable to contact him for several minutes, a Kitsap County sheriff's deputy was sent to check on his status and discovered him laying wounded outside of his patrol car. He was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later. The vehicle that Trooper Radulescu had stopped was found abandoned on a country road approximately three hours later. A SWAT team deployed to the registered owner's home and as they approached, the suspect committed suicide.
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for Tony

Tony was born in Bucharest, Romania. He graduated from Harrison High School in Harrison, New Jersey, in 1986 and lived in Brooklyn, New York. He joined the Army and was stationed for a time in South Korea.

Police Officials describe Tony as well-known and popular in the community. He is also described as personable, with a ready smile. It was also stated that he could handle problems with courage and he had those interpersonal skills that made everybody like him.

Family members stated that Tony was an awesome father, uncle, brother and friend. 

Tony is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his father, Leslie; brother, Mario; and his son, Erick Radulescu. 

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Tony Radulescu is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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