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Update: Deputy Involved Shooting

Posted 2/18/2014 9:05 AM by MDGREGORY

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the names of the deputies involved in the shooting incident that occurred at Sullivan and Indiana the night of February 11, 2014.

Deputy Brett Hubbell-14 year Sheriff’s Office veteran and SWAT Team Leader
• Received a Certificate of Appreciation in 2010 for his professional work with a bank robbery investigation
• Sheriff’s Office Patrol Procedures lead instructor
• He’s received over 10 letters internally documenting his good work and professionalism.
• 3 years of previous law enforcement experience before joining SCSO

Deputy Jeff Thurman- 12 year Sheriff’s Office veteran and K9 handler with Laslo
• Emergency Vehicle Operations and Control (EVOC) Lead Instructor and Subject Matter Expert for Pursuit Review
• Sheriff’s Office Field Training Officer
• Patrol Procedures Instructor
• Chief Tactical Flight Officer for SCSO Air 1
• Received the 2013 National Tactical Flight Officer of the Year Award by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association
• Received a Certificate of Appreciation in 2010 for his professionalism and patience
• Received Certificates of Commendation in 2011 and 2012 for his excellent work
• He’s received over 15 letters internally documenting his good work and professionalism
• 6 years of previous law enforcement experience before joining SCSO

Deputy Dale Moyer-7 year Sheriff’s Office veteran and SWAT Team member
• In 2011 he received the Sheriff’s Star Award for his excellent work and professionalism.
• Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Patrol Procedures Instructor
• He’s received 3 letters internally documenting his good work and professionalism.
• 12 years of previous law enforcement experience before joining SCSO
• Received a Life Saving Award for helping a suicidal female in Kootenai County
• Previous law enforcement instructor at North Idaho College
• Joint Agency Drug Task Force detective, Field Training Officer, Patrol Procedures Instructor and Citizens on Patrol Instructor for Kootenai County
• Veteran-U.S Army Active Duty/Reserve

Deputy Ryan Walter-7 year Sheriff’s Office veteran and SWAT Team member
• He’s received over 10 letters internally documenting his good work and professionalism
• 2 years of previous law enforcement experience before joining SCSO

Deputy Brian Hirzel-5 year Sheriff’s Office veteran
• 17 years of previous law enforcement experience before joining SCSO

Deputy Randy Watts has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 10 months
• Prior to joining SCSO, he served in the U.S. Navy
• Helicopter Systems Operator-Search and Rescue Swimmer
• Survival Evasion Resistance Escape (SERE) instructor with the Join Personnel Recover Agency

The SIRR Team’s investigation of the incident is ongoing. No additional information is available at this time.