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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Garfield's Kriebel to run "Ruck" for fallen officers


April 25, 2019

Mitch Kriebel

Mitch Kriebel, Master Sargeant, U.S. Army, formerly of Garfield, at Dalla Dam, Afghanistan in 2012.

Mitch Kriebel, U.S. Army master sergeant, originally of Garfield/Belmont, will run a 31-mile trail run in New Auburn, Wis. Saturday with a ruck sack on his back to honor the late Ryan Thompson, the Kittitas police officer killed in the line of duty in March 21, and Cowlitz County deputy Justin DeRosier – a former deputy with the Whitman County Sheriff's office – who was killed on duty April 13.

Kriebel is stationed with the non-commissioned officer academy at Fort McCoy, Wis.

"I would love to run for every fallen officer and first responder; there's just so many," he said.

The sack will...

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