Bellingham Police provides community outreach in light of tragic events in Pittsburgh

No local threats received but police ask our community to remain vigilant

October 27, 2018 - by Claudia Murphy, PIO

In light of this morning's tragic shooting in Pittsburgh, PA, we want to extend our condolences to the community, families and law enforcement officers affected by these events.  Locally and within an hour of the reported shooting in Pittsburgh, Bellingham Police reached out to the two synagogues within the city limits to lend any assistance which may be needed.  The Patrol Division is participating in extra patrols of both synagogues throughout the day and night and our Investigation Division has reached out to our federal partners to stay informed, should any new intelligence arise.

Mayor Kelli Linville and Chief David Doll have both expressed their heartfelt sorrow for the victims, their families, the city of Pittsburgh and all the emergency responders tragically affected by this senseless act of violence.

We are asking our community to remain vigilant and to report immediately anything suspicious or out of the ordinary.  See or hear something, say something, call 9-1-1 right away.  If you have non-emergent information or wish to make an anonymous tip you can call 360-778-8611 or email at  Please know the phone and email tip lines are not monitored 24 hours a day, call 9-1-1 if it is immediate or emergent.

Media Contact

​C​laudia Murphy, PIO

Bellingham Police Department

(360) 778-8834

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