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.