Shoreline Community College Professor Troy Wolff slain
R.I.P Troy Wolff, my old English professor at Shoreline Community College, who was murdered Sept. 13, 2013 by a deranged man outside of the Seattle Sounders game. The man began randomly attacking and stabbing his girlfriend, Kristen Ito. Wolff intervened and the man began stabbing him — he later died from his injuries. Ito remains in critical condition.
This news is just senseless and absolutely shocking. Troy was a really caring professor. I remember him telling me that an essay I submitted could have been better, and he wouldn’t accept it without revision. Even at a community college when I was one of a hundred students he saw that day, he cared enough to really help. I had photographed him for the school newspaper back in 2009 when I was a young pup. Troy was beloved at Shoreline CC, where he taught for 17 years and was chair of the English department.
He will be missed.