May 28, 2014 in City
Deputy involved in Valley bicycle collision named
Joseph Bodman has been with Spokane County for 12 years
The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy involved in a collision with a bicyclist Friday night is Joseph Bodman.
His name was released as an investigation into the incident continues.
The 15-year-old boy, Ryan Holyk, remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Bodman has 25 years of law enforcement experience, including the past 12 years with Spokane County.
The collision happened at 10:30 p.m. at East Sprague Avenue and Vista Road.
Bodman was responding to back up another deputy who had stopped a suspect with a domestic violence warrant when the accident happened, according to a news release from the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team, which is investigating. He was not using his flashing lights, witnesses have said.
Multiple witnesses at the scene said Bodman was headed west on Sprague and had a green light, the release said. The boy was headed south on the Vista street sidewalk and entered the roadway at Sprague.
Bodman has run for political office several times in Kootenai County. He served 12 years on the Post Falls City Council and lost a race for Kootenai County sheriff.