End of Watch: 04/16/1913
Agency: Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department
County: Grays Harbor County
Deputized Civilian Lewis Blair and Deputized Civilian Charles Lathrop were shot and killed while attempting to arrest the murder of Deputies Colin McKenzie and Albert Elmer. Deputy McKenzie and Deputy Elmer were shot and killed 13 months earlier while attempting to arrest a man in connection with the murder of his nephews.
In April of 1913 the man ambushed the posse that had information he was in a cabin in the Satsop/Wynoochee Valley area. As the posse approached the cabin the suspect opened fire from the woods, killing Deputized Civilians Blair and Lathrop. Other posse members returned fire and killed the suspect.