Recently Fallen Hero

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson

Kittitas County (WA) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: March 19, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thompson was shot and killed as he and another officer attempted to stop a vehicle after receiving a driving complaint. After a vehicle pursuit, the suspect got out of the vehicle and opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding Deputy Sheriff Thompson and wounding another officer. The suspect was also shot and killed. Deputy Sheriff Thompson is the 14th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the first officer fatality from the state of Washington in 2019.


Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office
205 West 15th Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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9 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. God bless those wonderful men who are out there every day protecting our lives. Lolly Hellman Los Angeles California

  2. Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of our fallen brother in blue. I am so heartbroken over your loss. May God bless you and give you comfort and peace now and always.

    Deputy Thompson, thank you for your life of loyal, dedicated and selfless service to your community. You will live on in the hearts of all who love and cherish you. Gone, but NEVER Forgotten. HERO’s live forever.
    RIP HERO.. God Bless you and keep you always.

  3. Prayers being offered for Deputy Ryan Thompson, his family, and the members of the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office. May St. Michael escort you to Heaven, Deputy Thompson.

  4. This type of news always sadden me. Deputy Sheriff Thompson gave his full measure to us. My heart goes out to Deputy Thompson’s Family and his Blue Family.
    Rest my Brother.

  5. My wife and I are so sad that this country has lost another law enforcement officer. Our prayers go out to the family and the Dept. for their loss. We are praying for the recovery of the wounded Deputy so they can return to duty. We say thank you for other officers that did their job and handled the perp. Thank you, THANK YOU

  6. One is too many. Although I am not a police officer I am saddened as all of you when the email notification arrives, and always hope it will be the last one. God bless you heroes and the family of deputy sheriff Thompson

  7. It breaks my heart! So sorry for the loss of this HERO! Rest in God’s arms! My deepest sympathy to his family blood and blue and his friends. Tricia mother, sister of police officers

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