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Chief O’Toole Responds to Guilty Verdict

For nearly six years, family and colleagues have awaited justice for the murder of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton and the attempted murder of both his partner, Officer Britt Kelly and Homicide Sergeant Gary Nelson.

I hope the verdict today brings some comfort to Tim’s loved ones and close SPD friends.

Tim remains in the thoughts of SPD members every day, and his loss will always be deeply felt throughout the department. His friends often talk about Tim’s sharp sense of humor and his genuine commitment to public service.

I thank the officers, detectives, and prosecutors who worked tirelessly to bring resolution to this horrific crime. I also thank the community for its support during these difficult years.

We will continue to honor Tim’s memory by serving and protecting professionally, as he always did.



Seattle Police Officers Guild hold a BBQ Fundraiser to benefit the Officer Tim Brenton Memoiral.