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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Washington

Friday, July 19, 2013

Statement of U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan on the Passing of Kip Tokuda

“With the passing of Kip Tokuda, the Western District of Washington has lost a beloved community leader, an undaunted advocate for children, and a devoted husband, father and friend.   His legacy lives in the causes he advanced, the lives he bettered, and the multitude he mentored.  Kip never stopped serving.  Most recently, he was a valued member of the Community Police Commission, the public’s voice in police reform efforts in Seattle.  He brought to that work, as he did to everything he touched, a true moral compass and genuine hope for the future.  His voice was strong and respected and, as always, he spoke for the disadvantaged.  We miss him.”

A public memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21st, at Kane Hall on the campus of the University of Washington.   

Updated March 23, 2015