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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