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Two Troopers, Dispatcher Killed in Fire

Two Troopers, Dispatcher Killed in Fire

Associated Press

August 16, 2010

ZILLAH, Wash. — Three employees of the Washington State Patrol have been killed in a house fire near Zillah in Yakima County.

WSP Sgt. Tom Foster confirms the three as Trooper Christopher Sperry, Trooper Gary Miller, and Anne Miller-Hewitt.

Another patrol spokesman told the Yakima Herald-Republic that 54-year-old Miller-Hewitt is a communications manager for the State Patrol’s Wenatchee office, married to 54-year-old Miller. They lived at the residence.

Yakima County Fire District 5 says the fire was reported at 1 a.m. Monday.

Yakima County Coroner Jack Hawkins told the Herald-Republic the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating.


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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    Still waiting for more info...

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    RescueNanny

    almost 4 years ago

    2646 Comments

    Horrible. Just horrible.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 4 years ago

    11190 Comments

    R.I.P. Miller family.

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    Sheriff_1

    almost 4 years ago

    8024 Comments

    Rest in Peace.

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    kat131

    almost 4 years ago

    36 Comments

    Rest in peace! Thought and prayers with the families and the Department

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    revCCBeasley

    almost 4 years ago

    2944 Comments

    May God be with the supporters and LEO's of the station.
    RIP Officers.

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    jims4

    almost 4 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Such a tragedy....soooo sad. May they Rest in Peace. My prayers are with their families, friends and colleagues.

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    FireDad

    almost 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Rest in Peace..

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    Gombino

    almost 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    RIP.

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    cwboylen

    almost 4 years ago

    40 Comments

    RIP God watchs over you now

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    I read the local story and this Trooper was married to the Dispatcher and they were allowing the other Trooper to stay with them until he was settled in. They have done this in the past as well so it shows the great heart that they had towards their Brother LEO's. God keep them.

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    Robocop33

    almost 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    Oh my God. What a terrible tragedy WSP has suffered. Prayers go out to the Troopers and the Dispatchers families and many friends. The article doesn't say very much and I would love to know more of what happened etc. A very sad day.

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    Ladyhawke

    almost 4 years ago

    64 Comments

    How incredibly sad. God Bless you, Brothers and your families. Godspeed.

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    USLawman1983

    almost 4 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Oh Lord, please look over our fallen brethren and their families and friends during this difficult time.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Tragic Loss. God Bless and Protect their familes during this time.

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