Memorial being held for trooper who died of COVID-19 after contracting it on the job

A memorial service is being held Monday for a Washington State Patrol trooper who died from COVID-19.

Trooper Detective Eric T. Gunderson is being honored at Church For All Nations in Tacoma at 1 p.m.

The State Patrol said the 38-year-old died last Sunday after contracting COVID-19 on the job.

Gunderson graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, and attended Pacific Lutheran University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Math-Economics/Finance in May of 2005.

According to the State Patrol, Gunderson was an early adopter and enthusiast of unmanned aerial technology and his work with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) was chronicled in media stories across the nation.

WSP

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