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Deputy Kory Shaffer May 12, 2017

Deputy Kory Schaffer

Pierce County Sheriff's Department
Tacoma, WA

Date of Death: May 12, 2017

Age: 47
Years of Service: 22
Duty Status: Active
Military Veteran: No

Kory was highly respected by his peers and throughout the law enforcement community. Kory was a devoted family man who loved and cherished his wife and daughters. He was their biggest cheerleader and supporter in life. His family was his world, and everyone that knew him knows he was the most loving husband and best dad. He was always the life of the party. Where Kory was, everyone wanted to be. He was the biggest prankster and practical joker. Kory was a best friend to many, and if you were in his circle of friends, you knew there would never be a dull moment. He was the ultimate host and the straw that stirred the drink.

Kory loved being in the sunshine, boating, wake boarding, racquetball, music, dancing, singing, poker, yard work, and of course Coors Light. Kory was not only a family man, but a highly respected deputy. Kory had a tight brotherhood within his department that loved and admired him. He received many awards in the most humble manner, and was quick to give praise to others for his individual achievements. He won Deputy of the Year in 2007, and the Medal of Merit, along with the Medal of Valor, in 2016, just to name a few.