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Deputy involved in Valley traffic stop shooting is a 13-year veteran

The law enforcement officer who shot an armed motorist during a gunfight last week after a Spokane Valley traffic stop was identified today as sheriff's Deputy Jeff Thurman, a 13-year veteran of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office with numerous awards and citations.

Mayor eulogizes officer as cops turn backs

Thousands of police turned their backs Sunday as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties to put anger aside.

Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect wielding knife

ST. LOUIS — A large crowd, some chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” gathered Tuesday at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery. The shooting happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer’s fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, has touched off days of protests.

Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Woman with knife brought to hospital

A woman shot and killed by Sandpoint police July 8 outside Bonner General Hospital had been brought to the hospital by her husband, who told the emergency staff she was exhibiting erratic, aggressive behavior and was armed with a knife. Additional details were released Thursday about the shooting of 35-year-old Jeanette Riley. The Bonner County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

Police identify officers involved in fatal shooting

Spokane police on Thursday released the names of five officers involved in last week’s fatal North Side shooting of armed robbery suspect Stephen C. Corkery. They are Sgts. John Roys and Kevin Keller, and Officers Paul Buchmann, Sean Wheeler and Art Dollard.

Creach civil case can move to trial

A civil suit against a sheriff’s deputy in the 2010 shooting death of a Spokane Valley pastor has enough evidence to warrant a jury trial, a federal judge has ruled. Family members of the late W. Scott Creach are suing Spokane County and sheriff’s Deputy Brian Hirzel for violation of Creach’s civil rights and wrongful death in the Aug. 25, 2010, shooting in the parking lot of the Creach family business.

CdA police kill man after he opens fire downtown

Coeur d’Alene police shot and killed a man Saturday after police say he shot someone, then fired a gun at officers and civilians as he drove through Coeur d’Alene. “He was shooting at us,” witness Rick Knoke said. “It was duck and cover time.”

Coeur d’Alene police shooting

Kootenai County Sheriff's Maj. Ben Wolfinger gives information about Saturday's police shooting in Coeur d'Alene.

Friend claims man shot by police was unarmed

New details are emerging from the fatal shooting in Spokane Valley including the identity of the dead man and claims from his best friend that he may not have been armed at the time of the shooting.

Suspect kills self after two deputies shot

As police closed in on a suspect in the shooting of two sheriff's deputies today, the suspect fired repeatedly at pursuing squad cars, then shot and killed himself in the Deer Park area.