Update: Deputy Involved Shooting on North Cherry Street
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the Deputy involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident which occurred on May 4, 2019, at 2800 N. Cherry Street in Spokane Valley.
Deputy Joseph Wallace was hired by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office on January 2, 2015, and is currently assigned to the Spokane Valley Precinct Patrol Division.
He is a current member of the SWAT Team, a Sheriff’s Office Reality Based Training Instructor and a Field Training Officer (FTO) where he assists and trains new Deputies who have graduated the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
Deputy Wallace served in the United States Marine Corps from 2009 to 2013 active duty and in the reserves until 2018. He obtained the rank of Sergeant, assigned to a Special Operations Reconnaissance Unit prior to joining the Sheriff’s Office. In 2016, Deputy Wallace received a Sheriff’s Office Certificate of Appreciation for his professionalism and dedication as a Deputy in the Patrol Division.
The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department.
• The Spokane Police Department is the case 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.