Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

Officers attend rite


--B.J. Johnson photo

Whitman County Deputies, Colfax and Pullman officers Thursday departed here on a trip to Ellensburg to attend services for Ryan Thompson, the Kittitas County Deputy who was fatally wounded in a shootout at Kittitas last Tuesday night, March 20.

Colfax fire volunteers used a ladder truck to hoist a U.S. flag at the Highway 26 intersection where the patrol cars departed westbound to attend the services. They joined law officers from around the state in paying tribute to Thompson, who was a 15-year member of the Kittitas County sheriff's office.

Sheriff Brett Meyers and seven deputies made t...

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