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DeRosier killed on duty: County pays tribute to former deputy


April 18, 2019

Deputy Justin DeRosier

A blue and black ribbon is attached to a light pole in honor of Deputy Justin DeRosier.

Blue ribbons were tied in front of the courthouse Monday morning in tribute for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier who was fatally shot while on duty Saturday night.

DeRosier, 29, a 2012 WSU graduate, served three years with the Whitman County Sheriff's office as a reserve deputy and deputy before going to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's office in 2016.

DeRosier was shot after 10 p.m. Saturday when he responded to a report of an RV blocking a roadway in the Kalama area. The deputy was taken to a hospital in Vancouver where he died of the wound.

Commissioner Art Swannack Monday issued a d...

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