Flags Will Be Lowered For Fallen Cowlitz County Sheriff's Deputy

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:38 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 facilities be lowered on Wednesday, April 24, in memory of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier.

“The Spokane community sends its condolences to Deputy DeRosier’s family, the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office and the entire Cowlitz 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 DeRosier dedicated his life to protecting Washingtonians; he served as a deputy in both Whitman and Cowlitz County. On Saturday, April 13, he was killed in the line of duty. Deputy DeRosier is survived by his wife and 5-month-old daughter.

A memorial service will be held in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at the University of Portland’s Earle A. & Virginia H. Chiles Center, 5000 N. Willamette Boulevard.