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Memorial Service for Slain Washington Sheriff’s Deputy to be Held at Chiles Center

KELSO, Wash. (AP) – A memorial service for slain Washington state sheriff’s deputy Justin DeRosier will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Portland, Oregon.

Cowlitz County Sheriff Brad Thurman and the DeRosier family said Wednesday the service will be held at The Earle A. & Virginia H. Chiles Center at the University of Portland.

The 29-year-old DeRosier had been a Cowlitz County deputy since 2009 and was the married father of a 5-month-old daughter. He responded alone Saturday night to a motorhome blocking a road near the tiny southwestern Washington city of Kalama and reported over police radio that someone was shooting at him.

The Clark County Medical Examiner said Wednesday DeRosier died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Authorities say Brian Butts fatally shot DeRosier and that Butts was shot to death by law enforcement Sunday following a manhunt.


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