August 27, 2010 in Region

Memorial held for WSP employees who died in fire

Associated Press
 

YAKIMA - Hundreds of law enforcement officers are taking part in a procession and attending today’s service for three Washington State Patrol employees killed in a house fire in Zillah.

The procession of police vehicles assembled at 10 a.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center and proceeds on I-82 to Union Gap and then to the SunDome for the 1 p.m. service. KHQ will be streaming the service LIVE on KHQ.com.

Trooper Kristopher Sperry, Trooper Gary Miller and Communications Officer Anne-Miller-Hewitt died of inhaling smoke in the Aug. 16 fire at the Millers’ home.

The 55-year-old Miller was a veteran state trooper. His 54-year-old wife headed the agency’s emergency call center in Wenatchee. The 30-year-old Sperry was a rookie staying temporarily with the Millers.

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