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Gun top prize in fundraising raffle for shot deputies

A handgun is the top prize at a fundraiser raffle for two Spokane County sheriff’s deputies shot by a heroin trafficking fugitive last month.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring the raffle, which will raise money for the families of Deputies Matt Spink and Mike Northway.

The Smith and Wesson M&P .40-caliber handgun was donated by law enforcement officials. Second prize is a weeklong vacation in Majahua Palms, Mexico.

Third prize is a guided half-day pheasant hunting trip in La Crosse, Wash. Other prizes will be offered.

Tickets, which are $5 each, can be purchased starting Monday at the sheriff’s office front desk at the Public Safety Building, 1100 W. Mallon Ave., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Deputy Craig Chamberlin, spokesman for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, said Grant County officials will ensure that the winner of the gun is eligible to own a firearm before he or she receives it.

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