Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier
Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, Washington
End of Watch Saturday, April 13, 2019
Tour 6 years
Badge Not available
Weapon Gun; Unknown type
Offender At large
Deputy Sheriff Justin DeRosier was shot and killed in the 100 block of Fallert Road after responding to investigate reports of a disabled motor home shortly after 10:00 pm.
After arriving at the scene, he contacted dispatchers with emergency traffic and stated he was being fired at. Members of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office and the Kalama Police Department responded to the scene and were able to pull him to safety. He was flown to PeaceHealth Medical Center in Vancouver where he died a short time later.
One suspect was taken into custody near the scene, but another remains at large.
Deputy DeRosier had served with the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office for three years and had previously served with the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and 5-month-old daughter.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Sheriff Brad Thurman
Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office
312 SW 1st Avenue
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 577-3092