Officer Involved Shooting

Ofc. John O'Brien, PIO


Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:17 a.m.


The names of the officers involved in the Officer Involved Shooting on January 23, 2019 at 3000 N. Monroe are being released.

Officer Tyler Fisher

Officer Tyler Fisher joined the Spokane Police Department as a lateral officer in May of 2014. Prior to SPD, Tyler worked four years as a Deputy for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. While in Arizona, he received the Gila Valley Masonic Employee of the Year in 2013 and a Lifesaving Award in 2012.

Tyler graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

Tyler joined the United States Army as a Calvary Scout after graduating high school and served four years including one tour in Iraq. Tyler attained the rank of Sergeant in 2004 and was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.

During his military career he received numerous commendations and medals to include: Army Lapel Pin, Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge along with Driver and Mechanic Badge. Tyler was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 2005.

Officer Jordan Orrell

Officer Jordan Orrell joined the Spokane Police Department as a lateral officer in April of 2018. Prior to SPD, Jordan worked for the Wenatchee Police Department from 2007 to 2018. During that time, he worked as a Patrol Officer for five years and a Narcotics Detective with the Columbia River Drug Task Force for another five years. He completed 400 hours of Internship at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in 2006.

Jordan attended Eastern Washington University from August 2002 to December 2006. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 2006 majoring in Criminal Justice.

Original Release

January 23, 2019, at approximately 3:35pm, Spokane Police officers responded to the area of 3000 N. Monroe Street to reports of a man threatening citizens with a handgun. Officers on scene were not able to locate the subject and began checking the area. Soon after, officers received an update the male had returned to the original location.

Officers quickly located the suspect and saw him armed with what appeared to be a knife. He refused to follow officer commands. Officers tried to deescalate the situation but the male did not comply. The suspect closed distance on the officers while holding what appeared to be a knife and officers fired their service weapon striking the suspect.

Officers immediately provided first aid to the suspect until medics arrived on scene and took over medical care.

Despite the life saving measures, the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. No other citizens or officers were injured.

Officers on scene were equipped with body worn cameras which will be reviewed by investigators. Any surrounding businesses with surveillance video of the incident should notify detectives so it can be collected as part of this investigation.

The Officer Involved Protocol was enacted. The SIRR Team is on-scene investigating the incident and processing the scene. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington State Patrol and the Spokane Police Department.

  • The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is the case managing agency in this incident. All future communications on this incident will be sent via the SIRR Team.
  • The Spokane Police Department will release the names of the officers involved in this incident.
  • Once the SIRR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
  • The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased at a later date, when appropriate.
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