Sgt. Nathan Rich with the Kirkland Police Department. Courtesy photo

Memorial service for Sgt. Rich of KPD set for Friday

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:52am
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The Kirkland Police Department has announced that there will be a memorial service for Sgt. Nathan Rich on Friday.

The service will be at 11 a.m. at the Overlake Christian Church at 9900 Willows Rd. N.E. in Redmond. It will be open to the public.

As previously reported, Rich died of natural causes in his home on Friday. He is survived by his two adult children, six siblings, his mother and father.

Rich began serving in KPD in 1998, going from a patrol officer and working his way up to the SWAT team from 2001-12. He also served as a firearms instructor, a member of the honor guard and as a training officer. Rich was promoted to sergeant in 2010 and became traffic sergeant in 2014. He was awarded the Medal of Valor for courage in the line of duty in 2015. He was also a former president of the Kirkland Police Guild. Rich was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and a graduate of Washington State University.

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