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Suspect Speeds Away From SWAT Stand-Off and Hits, Kills Deputy in Patrol Car


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July 30, 2004

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Suspect Speeds Away From SWAT Stand-Off and Hits, Kills Deputy in Patrol Car

Officer Down: Sgt. Brad Crawford - [Vancouver, Washington]


Clark County, Wash. Sheriff's Deputy, Sgt Brad Crawford, died of injuries recieved when a suspect in a SWAT stand-off jumped into a vehicle to speed away from the scene and struck the patrol vehicle occupied by Crawford.

Deputy Crawford was taken by Life Flight to Portland Emanual Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect is in custody on charges of vehicular homicide and first degree murder.


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