On the 7th anniversary of the murder of four Lakewood Police Officers in a coffee shop, violence against police officers seems to continue. Nationwide, there have been several senseless attacks on officers, where they are suddenly ambushed and killed.

On Friday’s Northwest Now, host Tom Layson takes a closer look at police officer safety, and what’s being done to protect those whose job it is to protect us. We’ll hear from Pierce County Sheriff Paul Pastor, Lakewood Police Chief Mike Zaro, and Pierce County Sheriff Detective and Public Information Officer Ed Troyer.

“We should be outraged when law enforcement officers are murdered, when they’re attacked–that should be felt as an attack on all of us,” Sheriff Paul Pastor told  Layson.

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)