Memorial service for ELCA member, first female park ranger killed on duty

Posted on January 10, 2012 by ELCA News

A memorial service is being held Jan. 10 at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash., for Margaret Kritsch Anderson, ELCA member and the first female law enforcement ranger killed while on duty. U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is scheduled to speak at the service.

Margaret was killed when trying to stop a speeding vehicle from entering Mount Rainer National Park on New Year’s Day. The driver, who died the next day, was a suspect in a shooting of four people Jan. 1 in Skyway, Wash.

Margaret, 34, is survived by her husband, Eric Anderson, also a law enforcement ranger at the park, and their two daughters. They are members of Bethany Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Spanaway, Wash.

The memorial will be shown live at 1 p.m. (Pacific) at