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Family of man slain by deputies wants inquest

Granville Dodd was home in bed when he got the call. His younger brother, Quentin Dodd, one of 11 siblings, had been shot in Spokane Valley by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy. It was bad, his family said, but no one knew exactly what happened.

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 shooting last November, has been with the Sheriff’s Office since March 2006 and began his law enforcement career in August 1998 with the Weber State University Police in Utah.

Deputy identified in Sunday shooting

The Spokane County Sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man Sunday night in Spokane Valley has been identified as Rustin Olson. The deputy was involved in another shooting on Nov. 28 at an apartment at 8910 E. Broadway. In that incident, Olson and another deputy shot Donald Lafavor after Lafavor opened his apartment door with a gun pointed at them; Lafavor lived and has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault.

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 Quentin Donald Dodd, 50, told officers “he was upset with his life and didn’t want to live anymore” when he walked down to the train tracks at Perry Street and Indiana Avenue in Spokane Valley in July.

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 need to go,’ ” said Melinda Seymour. “By that time, the police had already been called.”