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Grant Co. deputy dies in crash

QUINCY, Wash. - A Washington State Patrol major accident investigation team is trying to determine how a Grant County sheriff's deputy on routine patrol was killed in a one-car rollover
crash.

Sheriff Frank T. DeTrolio says 52-year-old John Bernard was on a routine patrol when his car left the roadway and rolled over at 7:20 p.m. Sunday night, nine miles south of Ephrata.
     
Undersheriff John Turley says the road was wet, but there was no snow or ice.
     
Bernard was wearing a seat belt, and was not on his way to an emergency, but had just cleared another call.
     
The 52-year-old Moses Lake man was a four-year veteran of the sheriff's office.

Bernard leaves a wife and two sons. One, Brandon Bernard, is also a Grant County sheriff's deputy.

DeTrolio praised the fallen deputy and said he was "a tireless public servant."

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