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Family of Fallen Deputy Speaks Out For First Time

Cowlitz County, WA -For the first time we’re hearing from the family of fallen Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month. In front of his patrol car Monday, Deputy DeRosier’s sister Jenna was joined by their parents, his wife, and six-month-old daughter. They tell News partner KGW law enforcement was more than his job, it was his calling. They say if Deputy DeRosier knew this could be his last call and that he would’ve been killed by the suspect, DeRosier still would’ve went anyway. That’s just the kind of man he was.

If you’d like to donate to the DeRosier family, and a college fund for his daughter Lilly, a memorial fund has been set up at U-S Bank. A service will be held at the Chiles Center Wednesday afternoon at 1pm. Washington State Senators took some time on Monday to honor fallen Cowlitz County Deputy Justin Derosier. Senator John Braun reflected on Derosier’s service to the community. The senators unanimously passed a resolution honoring deputy Derosier following a moment of silence.

There are new details about the man who shot and killed Cowlitz County deputy Justin DeRosier. Investigators say Brian Butts was armed with a loaded semi-automatic hand gun. Butts also had about 45 grams of suspected meth on him at the time of the deadly shooting.

Read more info on the memorial for Deputy DeRosier on Wednesday from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Justin DeRosier’s Memorial Service

Date: April 24, 2019

Location: 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203 The Chiles Center

Memorial Service Start Time: 1:00 PM

Procession Staging:  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Processional Start Time: 10:20 AM – Starting in Longview at the Cowlitz County Fairgrounds/ Expo Center and will follow the Law Enforcement Line of Duty Death protocol.

Procession’s expected arrival time to The Chiles Center: 11:30 AM

Recommended Route: Take Rosa Park Rd N to N Willamette. Take main entrance and proceed to main parking lot. This route will keep you away from the processional route.

Site Availability:  University of Portland has approved on-site media access as early as 4:30 AM. There will be no Media Liaison on site in these hours, but the campus is available.

There will be no return procession or gravesite service.

 



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