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King Co. sheriff will lead state training

SEATTLE (AP) — The King County sheriff says she has accepted a new job as director of the Washington state Criminal Justice Training Commission. Sue Rahr said Wednesday she'll retire as sheriff March 31 and begin her new job April 1. She has designated Chief...

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MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

German police officer trains with SPD

A police cadet from Germany recently spent four weeks training with the Spokane Police Department. Jens Muth spent time with various units, including the SWAT team, drug unit and gang unit. Muth rode with officers during each patrol shift and also trained with the K-9...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Deputy Eric Johnson, left, creates distance between himself and a knife-holding fellow deputy, Mike Brooks, during a demonstration at the Spokane County Sheriff's Office Training Center.  (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Sheriff's Office stands by training 

Facing the muzzle of a gun, a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy said he had one immediate thought: death. Ryan Walter squeezed off eight rounds at the gunman, Donald J. Lafavor. His partner, Deputy Rustin Olson, fired three. Lafavor survived the gunshot wounds and faces two...

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