Half Staff Alert | Washington | March 25, 2022

Half Staff Alert | Washington | March 25, 2022

In honor of Deputy Sheriff Dominique Calata


Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Pierce County Deputy Sheriff Dominique (Dom) Calata, 35, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Friday, March 25, 2022. Deputy Calata died in the line of duty on Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, March 25, 2022.

A memorial service will take place on March 25, 2022, at the Church for all Nations in Tacoma at 1:00 pm.


The 35-year-old husband and father died protecting that community where he was raised. 

Calata was described by Troyer as a "big-hearted guy who got into this job for the right reasons." 

Moss said behind the badge, Calata was a man with a huge smile, that’s how he’ll be remembered. 

"He's one of the nicest people I've ever been around, so I want people to remember him for that," Moss said. 

Calata patrolled the South Hill area since 2015. Before joining the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, he was a soldier for the Army for eight years and he served with the Washington National Guard. In 2020, Calata returned home after a year-long activation and deployment overseas. 

Read more about Deputy Sheriff Dom Calata at the q13fox website