Tacoma street renamed in honor of fallen officer

TACOMA, Wash. -- The City of Tacoma has renamed a street in remembrance, and to honor a fallen officer Wednesday morning.

The road into Stewart Heights Park, which runs near a police substation, has now been named Reginald Gutierrez Lane.

Gutierrez was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance last November.

“Throughout Jake’s distinguished career, he was consistently recognized for his exemplary work performance and for his dedicated service to our community. On behalf of the Tacoma Police Department, we are truly grateful to Metro Parks Tacoma for allowing us this opportunity to keep Jake’s legacy alive,” Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell said.

Known as "Jake," 45-year-old Gutierrez had worked for Tacoma Police Department for 17 years. He had been a patrol officer his entire career and was experienced at handling domestic violence incidents.

Gutierrez was a father and was engaged.

The street sign was unveiled at 11 a.m. where the lane meets East 56th Street.