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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Bothell Police Releases Name of Fallen Officer – Officer Jonathan Shoop

Officer Shoop

Bothell Police Releases Name of Fallen Officer – Officer Jonathan Shoop

It is with a very heavy heart that we identify our fallen officer. Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot while attempting to stop a violator vehicle on July 13th at around 9:40 PM. Officer Shoop died from his wounds at the scene.

Jonathan Shoop started his law enforcement career at the Bothell Police Department on June 3rd, 2019 after serving in the United States Coast Guard. Jonathan was a dedicated officer who served the City of Bothell with professionalism and compassion. Jonathan was well liked amongst his peers and throughout the community. Officer Jonathan Shoop will be dearly missed.

Officer Shoop is survived by his fiancé, his mother, and his two brothers.

More information will be available in the next few days regarding memorial services as well as opportunities to provide support for the family.

All media inquiries concerning the investigation should be addressed to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, Officer Aaron Snell, email: asnell@everettwa.gov, Everett Police Department, 425-508-8854.

Inquiries about community support or the department will be handled by Captain Mike Johnson of the Bothell Police Department at 425-487-5127.

Message from Mayor Olsen

Our hearts are broken. Yesterday, July 13 marks a tragic day in Bothell’s history.  Police Officer Jonathan Shoop was shot and killed in the line of duty.  A second Police Officer was also shot but was not seriously wounded and has been released from the hospital.

On behalf of the entire Bothell City Council, we send our thoughts and prayers to Officer Shoop’s family and want our Bothell Police Department to know we grieve with you.  You have our unwavering support during this incredibly difficult time.

The City’s current focus is on supporting our fallen officer’s family and ensuring our police department has the counseling, mental well-being resources and peer support they need.

The past few months have been unprecedented and difficult for first responders and now to lose one of our own is a horrific incident to comprehend.  We are all so proud of the Bothell Police Officers who worked through the night, along with several of our neighboring agencies, to professionally and competently take the suspect into custody, protecting the community from further harm.

We are incredibly grateful for the surrounding law enforcement agencies who are assisting us now with call coverage and law enforcement support, so that services in our community are covered.
 
Thank you to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, who stepped in immediately to investigate this shooting incident.  When something like this happens, it is important for us to have a complete and thorough investigation. This external and independent investigation is vital for our community and department.
 
Our amazing community has already been reaching out wanting to know how they can help.  Once we determine the family’s desires or wishes, we will share any pertinent information with our community.  Follow Bothell Police and City of Bothell social media channels for the most current updates.
 
This is a traumatic event that has befallen our Police Department and our entire community.  Together we will begin the healing process.  As Mayor, I am so thankful to be part of such a compassionate and caring community.   -   Mayor Olsen