Officer Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Department: Pierce County, Washington, S.O.
End of Watch: 03/16/2022
Length of Service: 7 years
On March 15, 2022, Deputy Sheriff Calata and other SWAT Team members executed a high-risk warrant for a known felon. The suspect opened fire on the deputies and Deputy Calata succumbed to his gunshot wound the following day. Another member of the SWAT Team was struck by gunfire and is expected to recover. The suspect was killed during the incident.