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Officers depart for DeRosier rite in Portland

 

April 25, 2019

Sheri Hatley

Sheri Hatley, Oakesdale, carried a thin blue line police flag at the departure site. Her son, Charlie Hatley, a Colfax High graduate, was wounded last year while serving with the Coeur d'Alene Police, but was able to return to service.

A contingent of officers and spouses departed from Colfax at 10 a.m. Tuesday to attend the memorial service for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier who was fatally shot while on duty in the Kalama area April 13.

Ladder engines from the Colfax and Pullman fire departments suspended a U.S. flag across Highway 26 as the procession of approximately 15 cars departed westbound for the memorial service which was held in Portland Wednesday.

DeRosier, a 2012 graduate of Washington State University, was a member of the Whitman County Sheriff's Reserve and then was a deputy here until 2016 when he...



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