Seattle is Losing Police Officers as Crime Rate Rises 

Seattle is Losing Police Officers as Crime Rate Rises 


According to a report by 770 KTTH, Seattle is witnessing police officers leaving its police force left and right.

“We’re screwed,” former King County Sheriff John Urqhart stated, per 770 KTTH.

In addition, 770 KTTH reported that 122 officers have exited the Seattle Police force in 2022 per a law enforcement force. In August, 6 officers left in August. 

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The Daily Caller reported that the city council voted in favor of a measure to defund the city’s police department back in 2020. Since then, 500 police officers have left the ranks of the Seattle Police department.

Per a report by the Seattle Times, the city experienced 11 homicides in August, which is the largest monthly figure on record that dates back to 2008.

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