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Gun range named for police officer who was shot in the line of duty


Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy Daniel McCartney. McCartney was shot and killed during a foot chase as he responded to a home invasion in the Frederickson, Wash., area, southeast of Tacoma, Wash., late Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Pierce County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Their hearts were in the right place.

Washington state cops dedicated a shooting range to deputy Daniel McCartney, who was shot and killed a year ago.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department unveiled the Deputy Daniel McCartney Firearms Training Center Tuesday, a year to the day the Navy veteran was gunned down responding to a home invasion call, according to NBC K5 in Seattle.

McCartney, 34, was married and had three sons. They were all in attendance at Tuesday when the family patriarch was remembered as a “great man” by Pierce County Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris Adamson.

“When he fell that night, we lost a true hero, but take faith that he’s now an angel and protecting us all,” he said at the ceremony christening the newly minted firing range.

The 32-year-old gunman who took McCartney’s life is serving a life sentence for the murder.