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Officer Sierra’s day with the Spokane Police Department

You might remember Officer Sierra Shank, the Spokane Police Department's new recruit who captured Spokane's most wanted escaped criminal twice in one day.

Shank, who's in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, got to spend a day as a police officer April 27 thanks to her wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The seven-year-old got lots of practice handcuffing bad guys before she went out into the field to capture an escaped criminal and stop a bank robbery.

The City of Spokane put out a video of Shank's time on the force this week. Check it out below, and see photos from her day in the field here.




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Rachel Alexander
Rachel Alexander came to the Spokesman-Review in 2014 after working for the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin. She covers social services, health and science for the City Desk and writes a monthly data-focused column, Know Spokane.

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