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Update: Washington sheriff identifies deputy killed in chase & shootout


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The Kittitas County Sheriff has identified the deputy killed in an early morning car chase and shootout.

42-year-old Deputy Ryan Thompson was killed in the line of duty trying to pull over a suspect. He had been at the Sheriff’s Office since 2013.

Deputy Thompson leaves behind a wife and three kids.

A Kittitas police was also hit and injured by a bullet. He’s is being treated at the local hospital.

Heartfelt messages of prayers are pouring in from Washington law enforcement agencies all over the state after a Kittitas County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in a shootout with a suspect.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the deputy tried to pull the driver over after he had received a complaint from dispatch.

The driver refused to pull over and got into a high-speed chase.

Eventually, the driver stopped, pulled out a gun, and began firing at the deputy.

The deputy was fatally shot.

A responding Kittitas Police Officer was also there during the shootout.

He was able to hit the suspect.

The suspect is now in the hospital.

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