Flags Lowered For Fallen Trooper Justin Schaffer

Brian Coddington, 509.625.6740

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:02 a.m.

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward has ordered flags at all city facilities to remain lowered at half-staff to coincide with Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive that state and U.S. flags at all state agency facilities remain lowered on Wednesday, Aug. 5, in remembrance of Trooper Justin Schaffer.

On Tuesday, March 24, Trooper Schaffer was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle while attempting to deploy spike strips during a vehicle pursuit. Mayor Woodward encourages anyone with a flag outside of their home or business to join us in this recognition to honor Trooper Schaffer’s memory.

A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m., in Lewis County and will be limited to 400 attendees.