Flags Lowered For Fallen Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 8:38 a.m.

Spokane Mayor David Condon has ordered flags at all City facilities to be lowered to half-staff to coincide with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities be lowered on Thursday, March 28, in remembrance of Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson.

“The Spokane community sends its deepest sympathies to Deputy Thompson’s family, the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office and the entire Kittitas community,” said Mayor Condon. “We encourage anyone with a flag outside their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor his memory.”

Deputy Thompson dedicated his life to serving the Kittitas community. He previously served the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy before becoming an officer for the Central Washington University Police Department. In 2013 he returned to the Sheriff’s Office, where he proudly served the citizens of Kittitas County. He was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday, March 19.

A memorial services will be held at Deputy Thompson’s alma mater Central Washington University at 2 p.m. today, March 28, at Nicholson Pavilion, 715 E. Dean Nicholson Boulevard, Ellensburg, Washington.