Update: Deputy-Involved Shooting on Bigelow Gulch Road
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the Deputies involved in the December 10, 2021 incident in the 5400 block of N. Bigelow Gulch.
Deputy Kyle Leavenworth began his law enforcement career with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2016. During his time with us, he earned a Life Saving Award in 2020 for providing life-saving medical aid to a man who had suffered cardiac arrest. Deputy Leavenworth is currently assigned to Downtown Patrol Division, and he is a Field Training Officer (FTO), Reality Based Training (RBT) Instructor, and a Firearms Instructor for the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy Ashley Hood joined the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office in October of this year. She is a Lateral Deputy hire from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, where she served for three years as a Deputy. She was also a member of their Explorer Program for two years before being hired full-time.
In compliance with WAC 139-12, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office/Spokane Valley Police Department personnel will not be involved in this investigation.
The SIIR Team continues to investigate the incident. The SIIR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane Police Department, the Washington State Patrol, Liberty Lake Police Department, Airway Heights Police Department, Spokane Valley Police Department, and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.
- The Spokane Police Department is the managing agency in this incident. All future communications regarding this incident will be sent via the SIIR Team.
Once the SIIR Team investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review.