Names of the Officers Involved in the 08/08/2015 Shooting on Sanson

Ofc. Teresa Fuller, 509.835.4568, tfuller@spokanepolice.org


Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 5:20 p.m.


The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the officers involved in the shooting of Kevin McDaniels, a suspect who had a federal warrant for his arrest for a probation violation on firearms charges.

The involved officers, Senior Police Officers Todd Brownlee, Jamie Pavlischak, Craig Hamilton and Officers Seth Killian and Shane Phillips, have a combined 55 years of experience with the Spokane Police Department with a total of over 75 years of law enforcement involvement.

Prior to his time as a Spokane Police Officer, Officer Seth Killian was an officer with Daytona Beach Police Department in Florida for over 5 years. At DBPD, he received a Medal of Valor, a Medal of Merit, and numerous Chief’s Citations. He has been a Spokane Police Officer since March of 2014.

Prior to his time as a Spokane Police Officer, Officer Shane Phillips was a reserve officer for both Cheney and Spokane Police Departments. He was also an officer with Milton Freewater Police Department in Oregon for over 3 years. He has been a Spokane Police Officer since December of 2013.

Officer Phillips has received the following award:

  • October, 2014 he received the Lifesaving Award for saving the life of the teenage gunshot wound victim

Prior to his time as a Spokane Police Officer, Officer Todd Brownlee was a trooper with Idaho State Patrol for 10 years. He has been a Spokane Police Officer since September of 1996.

Officer Brownlee is currently a member of the TAC (Tactical) Team and the Dignitary Protection Team.

Officer Brownlee has received the following awards & commendations:

  • November, 2012 he received the Lifesaving Award for saving the life of a suicidal female
  • Four letters of commendation from various law enforcement agencies for his professionalism and diligent work
  • Fourteen letters of commendation from citizens for his professionalism and compassion during a variety of calls for service
  • Nine letters of commendation from various supervisors and officers within the Spokane Police Department for his response to a variety of calls for service with skill and expertise

Prior to his time as a Spokane Police Officer, Officer Craig Hamilton was a reserve officer for Spokane Police Department. He was also a deputy with Spokane County Sheriff’s Office for over 3 years. He has been a Spokane Police Officer since February of 2002.

Officer Hamilton is currently a member of the US Marshall’s Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force as a K9 Handler and Washington State Patrol’s Cannabis Eradication Team.

Officer Hamilton has received the following awards & commendations:

  • August, 2004 he received the Chief’s Citation Award as part of the SWAT team
  • January, 2013 he received the Chief’s Citation Award as part of the Canine Unit
  • April, 2015 he received the Employee of the Quarter Award for the Spokane Police Department
  • Five letters of commendation from various law enforcement agencies for his professionalism, hard work, and assistance with various training sessions
  • Eight letters of commendation from citizens for his professionalism, quick response, and kindness during a variety of calls for service
  • Nine letters of commendation from various supervisors within the Spokane Police Department for his response to a variety of calls for service with proficiency and care

Officer Jamie Pavlischak has been a Spokane Police Officer since February of 1993.

Officer Pavlischak is currently a Team Leader for the Emergency Response Unit (ERU).

Officer Pavlischak has received the following awards & commendations:

  • June, 2006 he received the lifesaving award after saving a suicidal man from the Spokane River
  • Four letters of commendation from various agencies for his professionalism, hard work, and assistance with various training sessions
  • Seventeen letters of commendation from citizens for his competence, quick response, and thoughtfulness during a variety of calls for service
  • Eight letters of commendation from various supervisors within the Spokane Police Department for his response to a variety of calls for service with skill and responsiveness
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