Mayor Ed Murray, Chief Kathleen O’Toole Respond to Jury Sentence In Murder of Seattle Officer

Mayor Ed Murray and Chief Kathleen O’Toole issued the following statements this afternoon after a King County jury sentenced Christopher Monfort to life in prison for the murder of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton, the attempted murder of Officer Britt Kelly and Sergeant Gary Nelson, and arson at a city facility:

“Today’s sentencing of Christopher Monfort ends a horrifying chapter in the history of Seattle and its Police Department,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “I pray Officer Timothy Brenton’s family and loved ones can find some solace now that the sentencing phase has ended. I thank the men and women of the Seattle Police Department for their dedication and for putting themselves at risk every day to serve and protect the people of this city. I also commend the jury for its service.”

Additionally, Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole also issued the following statement:

“Today’s verdict and life sentence of Christopher Monfort is a small measure of justice for our fallen brother, Officer Timothy Brenton. We will never forget Tim’s smile, dedication, and friendship – and will hold these qualities dear as we protect and serve our city and each other.”