Update: Officer Involved Shooting Incident
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the Spokane Valley Deputy involved in the OIS incident on August 14, 2017, involving a reported suicidal male in the 3200 block of South Glenn Court in Spokane Valley. When Deputies arrived, the male, holding a pistol, refused multiple commands to drop the firearm prior to the deputy firing one time. The male was transported to a local hospital for a non-life threatening wound.
Deputy Clay Hilton is a member of the K9 Unit with his partner K9 Bane and is currently assigned to the Spokane Valley Police Department. He previously served as a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy from 2002 – 2005 before being hired in Idaho to start his fulltime career. He rejoined the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office as a Lateral Deputy from Idaho in May 2011. During his career, he has served as a Field Training Officer (FTO), as a SWAT Team member and is currently a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert).
The SIRR Team’s investigation of the incident is ongoing. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, Spokane Police Department, the Washington State Patrol and the Spokane Valley Police.
• The Spokane Police Department is the managing agency in this incident. All future communications regarding this investigation will be sent via the SIRR Team.
• Once the SIRR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review.