Dean J. Koepfler / The News Tribune via AP
Emergency vehicles speed to the scene of a shooting of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger as another ranger redirects traffic in Mount Rainier, Wash., Jan 1. The ranger, Margaret Anderson, was fatally shot following a New Year's Day traffic stop and authorities believed the gunman was still in the woods with an assault rifle.
Park Ranger Margaret Anderson.
Park superintendent Randy King said that Anderson is a mother of two young daughters who has served as a park ranger for about four years. King said Anderson's husband also was working as a ranger elsewhere in the park at the time of the shooting.
"It's just a huge tragedy — for the family, the park and the park service," he said.