Memorial service will be held for fallen Kittitas County Deputy at CWU


A memorial service for Kittitas County Deputy Ryan Thompson is set for this Thursday, March 28th, at 2:00 p.m. at Nicholson Pavilion at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

The 42-year old Thompson was shot and killed after a traffic stop in Kittitas last week. He leaves behind a wife and three children. 22-year-old Kittitas Police Officer Benito Chavez was also critically wounded in the shooting.

Speaking of Officer Chavez, here’s a picture provided by Sergeant Chris Foreman of the Chelan County Sheriff’s who visited Chavez at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle over the weekend, Foreman reports that Officer Chavez is recovering nicely for his wounds.