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Trooper killed in line of duty

Justin Schaffer struck by fleeing vehicle


Last updated 3/24/2020 at 10:22pm

Chehalis – Trooper Justin Schaffer, 28, a seven year veteran of the Washington State Patrol was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing law enforcement today, Tuesday, March 24.

He is the 30th Washington State Patrol employee to die in the line of duty.

“We must pause and reflect on the character of each of the men and women we have lost over the years. Like Justin, they each served as one of the state’s guardians and each day of their work, they walked into unknown dangers with well-known courage," State Patrol Chief John R. Batiste said. “We wi...

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