Celebration of Life Service Details
The Celebration of Life for Deputy Calata is at 1 p.m., March 25 at Church for All Nations at 111 112th St E, Tacoma. Parking and space are very limited at the church. If you are interested in attending the service in person, please go to the overflow site – Champions Centre at 1819 E. 72nd Street, Tacoma.
The service will also be live streamed at
If you want to watch the procession, it will leave about 10:30 a.m. from the Washington State Fairgrounds and arrive about 11:30 a.m. at Church for All Nations. The procession route and map are attached here.
- Vehicles will begin west on 9th Street Southwest, Puyallup
- Turn left on Fairview Drive
- Fairview Drive becomes 9th Street SW
- Turn right on 39th Ave SW
- 39th Ave SW turns into 112th St E
- At D Street, follow parking attendant instruction for parking at the Church of All Nations located at 111 112th St E, Tacoma
Live Stream Link
Movement of Deputy Calata
Sent on behalf of the Sheriff’s Department
On Saturday, we moved Deputy Dom Calata from St. Joseph Medical Center to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. Deputy Calata was escorted by our SWAT Team, while deputies, staff and other law enforcement and fire departments lined the route to honor him.
On March 16, Deputy Calata died from injuries sustained during a shooting on March 15 while he was part of a SWAT operation. Sgt. Rich Scaniffe was critically injured during the incident. He was released from the hospital on March 18 to recover at home.
Our entire department would like to thank St. Joseph’s Medical Center staff for their support and care during this difficult time. We also thank the community and our law enforcement and fire department partners for being with us and showing their support.
Memorials and Public Gathering Spaces
March 17, 2022
We have received many inquiries about where community members can gather to honor Deputy Calata and show support for our department members. We have set up memorials in front of our South Hill Precinct (271 John Bananola Way E) and the Edgewood Police Department (2224 104th Ave E). We invite the public to leave flowers or messages, or even just gather to show support.
Legacy Fund for Deputy Calata
March 17, 2022
Legacy Fund The “Dom Calata Legacy Fund” has been established to honor Deputy Calata’s memory and to provide support for his family. Cash and check donations will be accepted at TAPCO Credit Union.
Legacy Fund Link
Passing of Deputy Dom Calata
March 16, 2022
Sent on behalf of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department
We are heartbroken to inform our community that Deputy Dom Calata has passed away. Our department members remain grateful for the outpouring of support we have received. We ask that you continue to keep Deputy Calata’s family in your prayers during this difficult time. Details about the memorial service will be provided at a later time.