Timothy Quinn Brenton was born in Seattle on February 9, 1970. He spent his early childhood in Poulsbo and Woodinville, Washington. His mother fondly remembers Tim teaching himself to read at three years old from a subscription to National Geographic. He later lived in West Seattle, where he graduated from West Seattle High School in 1988. During his high school years Tim was the editor of the school paper and a member of the Seattle Police Explorers. After high school Tim enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in Wildflecken Germany and was a veteran of the first Gulf War. One of the highlights of his time in the military was being in Berlin the night the Berlin Wall came down.
After leaving the Army, Tim moved to Spokane where he attended Spokane Community College. While in Spokane, Tim met his future wife Lisa. After graduating Tim pursued his lifelong goal of a career in law enforcement. He began with the Hoquiam Police Department, then moved to the La Conner Police Department, where he served for three years. In 2000, Tim began his career with the Seattle Police Department, fulfilling his lifelong dream following in his father’s footsteps. Tim had a remarkable conviction for his job as a police officer and its invaluable purpose in society. Being a police officer was all he wanted, it was his calling, and he loved his job.
Tim and Lisa were married in December of 1997. Their daughter Kayleigh was born in 1998, then in 2001 they were blessed with the birth of their son, Quinn. He was so excited to have a family, taking his role as a father seriously.
Tim will be remembered for his quick wit and intelligence. He loved reading, and was a history buff. Whenever he had the chance, he enjoyed the outdoors. Camping, hiking, hunting and fishing were some of his favorite activities.