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Police: Petting dog led to fatal attack on off-duty Edmonds police officer

Tyler Steffins: 'A loving father, husband, son, sibling, friend, and colleague'


Last updated 4/11/2022 at 2:18pm

Edmonds PD

Officer Tyler Steffins was frequently used in police promotional materials.

Bev Eckmann felt she had to stop by the Edmonds Police station Monday for a news conference on the death of Officer Tyler Steffins, stabbed Saturday while off-duty in Las Vegas.

"He stopped by our neighborhood, as officers do on a regular basis," she said, tears in her eyes.

"And we just love him. My son-in-law told me about it. Any kind of police activity, he tells me about it. He's a K-9 officer at the Port of Seattle."

Steffins, 33, was attacked by a man armed with a knife, according to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Steffins was taken to the University Medical Center, where he d...

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