Margaret Anderson: Wife, mother, ranger and tragic statistic
On Sunday, instead of being a wife, mother and NPS Ranger, Margaret Anderson became a statistic when she was shot and killed at Mount Rainier National Park. She was the first law enforcement officer, from all agencies, killed in the line of duty this year.
Her shooter was found dead Monday, his body partly submerged in Paradise Creek. He was wearing one tennis shoe, jeans and a T-shirt. An autopsy showed he drowned, with hypothermia contributing to his death….
In the first few hours of 2012, Mr. Barnes and a group of friends were playing “show and tell” with their guns when a fight broke out and Mr. Barnes and another individual are believed to have shot four people. Mr. Barnes then traveled to Mount Rainier to hide from authorities.
Benjamin Colton Barnes