Press Release

LarsenIt is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Bonney Lake Officer James Larsen passed away today during a snowmobiling incident. At approximately 1:30pm, Officer Larsen was snowmobiling with three friends above the City of Cle Elum in Kittatas County when they were struck by an avalanche. Officer Larsen did not survive. Also killed in the accident was the son of a longtime Bonney Lake Public Works employee.

Bonney Lake Police Officers responded to the scene and escorted Officer Larsen to the Kittitas County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officer Larsen worked over 14 years with Bonney Lake Police after serving as a Police Officer for the City of Yelm. Officer Larsen leaves behind his parents and two sisters.

There will be a memorial site at the Bonney Lake Police Department Flag Pole. Mayor Neil Johnson has ordered all city flags to be flown at half-mast in honor of Officer Larsen. Chief Powers will have all staff wear mourning bands until further notice. Funeral information will be provided at a later time.

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13 Responses to Press Release

  1. Debbie Vaughter says:

    My heartfelt condolences to the Bonney Lake Police Department, Officer Larsen’s family and the City if Bonney Lake.

  2. Hailee says:

    So heartbroken for his family and friends, as well as the police force. Sending love & prayers to all

  3. Kimber Miller (Larsen) says:

    James actually has 3 sisters and 1 brother

    • Kimber Miller (Larsen) says:

      My little brother had the best sense of humor. I loved listening to him tell stories of his adventures in life. Great memories I shall cherish always! Love ya little Bro! ❤️

      • Tami Egeland says:

        My sympathy to your entire family. I was fortunate to meet James years ago when I came out to visit Lori and Slade. I am so impressed with the support and love from your community. Tami Egeland, Grafton, ND (Slade’s aunt).

      • Amy Anderson says:

        Our hearts are broken for our fellow Snowmobilers Officer Larsen and his friend Zach Roundtree, our thoughts and prayers our with their families during this difficult time. Being a fellow Back Counrty enthusiast these tragedies are so hard to understand. I’m so sorry.

      • Judith kinh says:

        I loved your brother james, Jaime when I first met him
        My son in law was jerry white or Jay some called him. He spent time at our house in Enumclaw while they were on highschool. James was my favotite. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss.

  4. Allen Lobe says:

    My prayers are with the Family and Friends

  5. Hakeem says:

    I randomly came across this story on my Twitter feed. My deepest condolences from Iowa.

  6. Hess family says:

    My sincere condolences to family, friends, and second family of the fellow Bonney Lake first responders. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Don and Mary Beth Miller says:

    We are so sorry to the parent, siblings,and The BONNEY Lake Police family. Our thought and prayers will be with you as you go through this very difficult time. Thank you to all who serve!

  8. Lynn Wise says:

    My deepest sympathies to all involved, their families and friends. Honorable men.

  9. Lisa Ulrich says:

    So very sorry to hear this. My prayers for his family.

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