Spokane Police release name of officer involved in shooting incident

Jordan Ferguson, Corporal/Patrol, PIO, 509.363.8285, mferguson@spokanepolice.org

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:55 a.m.

The Spokane Police Department is releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting incident that occurred on July 27, 2015 at 4120 N Division.

Senior Patrol Officer James Erickson- 19 SPD year veteran and is a member of the Dignitary Protection Team.

  • 2002 Washington State Law Enforcement Medal of Honor and Spokane Police Department Medal of Valor for his actions in protecting a domestic violence victim and others during a call where the armed suspect returned and began shooting.
  • 1999 Received the Life Saving Award for saving the life of a suicidal person who had hung himself.
  • 2006 Two commendations from citizens¬†
  • 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012, Commendations for his assistance in investigating and arresting robbery and stabbing suspects in several different incidents
  • 2003 Commendation for investigating, and eventually locating, a person suffering from dementia.
  • 2003 commendation for his verbal skills while talking to a suicidal person who was contemplating suicide.
  • Previous assignments include being a member the traffic unit and a motorcycle officer and TAC Team officer

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