Stories tagged: officer shooting
FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016, 10:12 P.M.
Doctor: Officer shot in Washington state gradually improving
A Washington state police officer who was shot in the head while responding to a call last week is making incremental improvements, but it’s too soon to say what his …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 4:28 P.M.
Officer shooting probe gives Alaska police break in five homicide cases
The horrific shooting of an Anchorage police officer has led to an unexpected break in a series of outdoor deaths that have gone unsolved for months and left people uneasy …
THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 2016, 3:43 P.M.
2 previous complaints against academy shooting officer
The officer who shot and killed a 73-year-old retired librarian during a citizen academy “shoot/don’t shoot” class resigned from his previous department shortly after two excessive force complaints were filed …
MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016, 4:47 P.M.
Trial in killing of Coeur d’Alene officer set for 2017
The murder trial of the man accused of killing a Coeur d’Alene police officer last year has been pushed back to Feb. 6, 2017. The trial, which could last a …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2015, 7:47 P.M.
Officers recount CdA police shooting, manhunt for suspect
Police officers testified Wednesday about the stressful and emotional moments after they found Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore sprawled on a street, bleeding and unresponsive, and how they tried …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
Coeur d’Alene police officer dies after being shot in line of duty
A Rathdrum man accused of gunning down a Coeur d’Alene police sergeant early Tuesday morning on a quiet residential street will be charged with murder. Sgt. Greg Moore, a 16-year …
TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014, 10:12 P.M.
Stevens County detective involved in fatal shooting
An off-duty Stevens County detective shot and killed a man Tuesday night at a rural home near the Columbia River, according to Spokane County investigators called in to handle the …
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 2011
Creach family files civil rights lawsuit
The family of a Spokane Valley pastor killed last year by a sheriff’s deputy has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Pastor …
SUNDAY, JAN. 23, 2011
Clark: Tucker made right call in a sad case
So the verdict is finally in. Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker will NOT charge the sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed an elderly Spokane Valley pastor last August.
THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010
Officers in shooting named
Six police officers fired a total of 26 shots at a man who refused to drop a shotgun near a busy Spokane intersection last week, investigators said Wednesday. Ethan A. …
THURSDAY, OCT. 28, 2010
Sheriff’s deputy in shooting named
The Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Spokane Valley was identified Wednesday as Rustin Olson. Olson, who was involved in a nonfatal police …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010
Man killed by deputy had been suicidal
A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer. A police report obtained Tuesday said …
TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 2010
Family questions fatal-encounter with sheriff’s deputy
Before Quentin Donald Dodd’s fatal confrontation with a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday, his landlord said she’d had enough. “He was very aggressive and threatening, so I said, ‘You …
MONDAY, OCT. 25, 2010, 8:37 P.M.
Valley man shot by deputy is ID’d
The man killed Sunday night by police has been identified as 50-year-old Quentin D. Dodd, who reportedly had threatened two of his roommates with a knife before police confronted him.
FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010
Prosecuter receives Creach autopsy
The autopsy report of pastor Wayne Scott Creach has been turned over to Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker, but it does little to answer many of the family’s questions. Creach’s …
FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010
Police shooting scene examined again
A Spokane man shot by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago pleaded not guilty to a single assault charge this week as investigators examined his medical records and searched the shooting …
THURSDAY, OCT. 7, 2010
Woman shot by officer faces charges
An unarmed pregnant woman shot during a drug raid in Spokane nearly two weeks ago faces felony crack cocaine charges under a police recommendation announced Wednesday. Keamia D. Powell, 24, …
FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010
Trooper says shooting was unintentional
A Washington State Patrol sergeant who shot an unarmed pregnant woman during a drug raid last week has told investigators it was “an accidental discharge,” sheriff’s officials announced Thursday. Sgt. …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2010
Creach son questions Valley police contract
The son of pastor Wayne Scott Creach, killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy last month, urged the Spokane Valley City Council on Tuesday to change its police services contract …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010
Sheriff releases tapes of dispatches after pastor’s shooting
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 and police dispatch tapes Monday documenting Deputy Brian Hirzel’s transmissions surrounding his fatal shooting of Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 17, 2010
Police report details pastor’s shooting
Deputy Brian Hirzel told investigators that he feared for his life before he fired the shot that killed Pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The 733-page investigative file released Thursday by the …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2010
Sheriff’s Office reports detail pastor’s gun use
Pastor Wayne Scott Creach not only routinely carried his .45-caliber pistol on his property, he was known by police to hold theft suspects at gunpoint until officers could arrive and …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2010
Candidate wants WSP in charge in Creach case
The Democratic challenger for Spokane County prosecutor on Monday called for the Washington State Patrol to take over the investigation into the fatal shooting of a Spokane Valley pastor. Spokane …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 10, 2010
Vestal: Kirkpatrick’s ‘protocol’ lecture missed the point
Earlier this week, 13 days after a cop fatally shot a citizen on his own property, Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick appeared before the public. Basic information about the shooting …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2010
Sheriff frustrated by vacation flap
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is frustrated and caught off guard by the public reaction to the decision to allow Deputy Brian Hirzel to leave for vacation just hours after …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 2010
Doug Clark: Baton story fails to clear cop’s conduct
Santa Claus. The Tooth Fairy. The Easter Bunny … The Keebler Elves. Open wide, compadres. We have a brand new myth to swallow. It’s called… “The Phantom Baton Blow.” Believing …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2010
Police detail Hirzel account of shooting that killed pastor
Spokane County sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel said he ordered pastor Wayne Scott Creach to drop his gun multiple times, struck the 74-year-old man in the leg with a police baton …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010, 11:42 A.M.
3 officers shoot armed man in Vancouver, Wash.
A man who refused to put down a gun was shot and killed by three officers early today in Vancouver.
MONDAY, SEPT. 6, 2010
Deputy says he hit pastor with baton
The deputy who shot and killed a Spokane Valley pastor on Aug. 25 told investigators that he used a baton on Wayne Scott Creach and repeatedly ordered him to drop …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 5, 2010
Doug Clark: Ozzie out of character on this one
I remember the moment I became an Ozzie Knezovich fan. It was June 2006. That’s when Knezovich showed Joseph “Cuppa Joe” Mastel and the citizens of Spokane County what being …