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Washington police departments sending support to injured Mount Vernon officer

A Washington State Trooper directs traffic around a roadblock near Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. A Mount Vernon Police officer was shot and critically wounded by a suspect who was then barricaded in a Mount Vernon residence, authorities said.
A Washington State Trooper directs traffic around a roadblock near Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. A Mount Vernon Police officer was shot and critically wounded by a suspect who was then barricaded in a Mount Vernon residence, authorities said. Skagit Valley Herald via AP

After a Mount Vernon police officer was seriously wounded in a standoff Thursday night, other departments across western Washington are offering their well wishes over social media.

The 61-year-old officer was listed in serious but stable condition after surgery for a head wound, the AP reported. Three suspects were taken into custody after the hourslong standoff.

Departments tweeted supporting messages over Thursday night and Friday morning:

Kyle Mittan: 360-756-2803, @KyleMittan

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