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Deputy Hirzel Returns To Work

The Spokane Sheriff's Deputy who shot and killed a pastor is back at work. Deputy Brian Hirzel returned to modified duty this week after he spent the past month on paid administrative leave.Alan Creach, Scott Creach's son, said he is not surprised Hirzel is back at work."I think it sends a clear message to me that their intention is to not press this any further," said Creach. The Spokane County Prosecutor is looking over the 700 page incident report and has yet to decide if the shooting was justified.Creach believes Hirzel shouldn't be at work even though he's on light duty/Annie Bishop, KXLY. More here.

Question: Do you think Spokane County Deputy Brian Hirzel should be back at work, before the investigation into the fatal shooting of Pastor Wayne Scott Creach is finished?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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