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Memorial held for fallen State Trooper at Everett’s Angel of the Wind Arena

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EVERETT—Law enforcement agencies throughout the state gathered together with Snohomish County residents at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Tuesday, March 12, to honor the life of Washington State Patrol Trooper Christopher Gadd #927, who was killed in the line-of-duty on March 2 after being struck by a speeding, and allegedly impaired, driver […]

WSP Trooper Christopher Gadd memorial service, procession details

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EVERETT—The procession and memorial services for fallen Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Christopher M. Gadd #927 have been finalized, with the events taking place on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Everett, Wash. Trooper Gadd will be afforded full formal law enforcement honors, with the public ceremony being viewable by local news stations and on the […]

Suspect charged with vehicular homicide of Trooper Gadd, in US illegally


EVERETT—Raul Benitez Santana, 32, the Snohomish County man charged with the death of Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd, 27, entered the United States without permission and was in the country illegally, an ICE spokesman confirmed with FOX13 Seattle on March 5. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed that Mr. Santana, “entered the U.S. without […]

Bail set at $1 million in death of WSP Trooper Gadd

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EVERETT—At Monday’s probable cause hearing for Raul Benitez Santana, 32, in the alleged vehicular homicide of Washington State Trooper Chris Gadd, who was tragically killed in the line-of-duty on Saturday, March 2, the District Court presiding judge set bail at $1 million. Mr. Santana’s father and two other family members attended Monday’s hearing, visibly distraught. He shared […]

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