End of Watch: 04/16/1913
Agency: Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Department
County: Grays Harbor County
Deputized Civilian Charles Lathrop and Deputized Citizen Lewis Blair were shot and killed while attempting to arrest the murderer of Deputies Colin M’Kenzie and Albert Elmer. Deputy M’Kenzie 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 Satsp/Wynoochee Valley area. As the posse approached the cabin the suspect opened fire from the woods, killing Deputized Civilians Blair and Lanthrop. Other posse members returned fire and killed the suspect.