Jonathan Shoop was a police officer in Bothell, Washington, United States. On July 13, 2020, he and his field training officer Mustafa Kumcur stopped a black Pontiac G6 without a license plate along westbound SR 522 in the city.
Driving the vehicle was Henry “Hank” Eugene Washington, an African American man from Texas, USA. He initially stopped by after briefly speaking with Shoop and Kumcur, the driver took off in his vehicle so he was chased by the cops in their patrol car.
Washington hit a pedestrian riding a Lime scooter in the crosswalk and crashed through the center median. Shortly after the crash, Shoop and Kumcur arrived and Washington fired into the patrol car.
Kumcur and Shoop, who were in the passenger seat and the driver’s seat, respectively, fired back. During the exchange of gunfire, one of the training officer’s bullets accidentally landed on the head of the rookie cop, who eventually died at the scene, according to the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART).
Shoop grew up in Seattle, Washington but he spent his final days with his longtime partner named Rachel in Bothell. Here are 13 more facts about the late Bothell Police Department officer:
- He was born in 1988.
- He is the youngest of three brothers. His elder brothers are Jared Shoop and Evan Shoop. When they were young, they traveled to Cuba with their mother Jane Shoop.
- He enjoyed hiking.
- From 2002 to 2006, he attended Ballard High School in Seattle.
- From October 2004 to May 2011, he worked as a customer service supervisor at Fred Meyer.
- From 2007 to 2011, he went to the University of Washington in Seattle where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history.
- He was a proud Washington Husky. At the 2019 Rose Bowl game, he said he wanted to live a life of service, his brother Jared, a Duvall firefighter, told KING-TV.
- At his police academy graduation ceremony, he was joined by Jared, who is a firefighter in Duvall, King County, Washington.
- From August 2007 to July 2013, he served as a marine science technician at the U.S. Coast Guard.
- He worked at Amazon in Seattle for four years and four months. He started as a transportation area manager in October 2014, became a last mile topology project manager in January 2017 and served as a special handling delivery execution project manager from February 2018 to January 2019.
- He joined the Bothell Police Department on June 3, 2019. He was one of the 12 police officers hired by the department in 2019.
- He worked with Washington State Ferries before joining the Bothell Police Department.
- He was the first ever Bothell Police Department officer killed in the line of duty.