Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget, 49, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Officer Enget died in the line of duty on Friday, April 9, 2020.
The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, April 9, 2021. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Saturday, April 10, 2021, or first thing Monday morning, April 12.
Please notify all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
A memorial service will be held at Gateway Fellowship in the city of Poulsbo on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
Officer Kurt Enget spent 15-years in Law Enforcement and while his exact cause of death has not been released, he had been admitted to Harrison Medical Center for symptoms consistent with Covid-19, the City of Bainbridge Island said in a press release. Officer Enget has worked for Safeway for 18-years prior to joining the Suquamish Police Department in 2005. He joined the Bainbridge Island Police Department 10-years later and at the time of his death was their K-9 Handler.
Officer Enget leaves behind a wife, Yevette, as well as three children and two grandchildren. A GoFundMe account has been setup to help the family with expenses. As of 1:00 p.m. on April 9th, 2021 it had raised $75,628.00. Click here to view the GoFundMe.