Memorial For 3 WSP Employees Killed In House Fire: Watch The - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Memorial For Kristopher, Anne & Gary; WSP Employees Killed In House Fire

Posted: Updated:
(Photo courtesy KHQ Local News Reporter Tom Durian) (Photo courtesy KHQ Local News Reporter Tom Durian)
WSP Communications Officer Anne Miller-Hewitt WSP Communications Officer Anne Miller-Hewitt
WSP Trooper Gary Miller WSP Trooper Gary Miller
WSP Trooper Kristopher Sperry WSP Trooper Kristopher Sperry

 

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire and Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste joined hundreds of law enforcement officers Friday at a Yakima memorial service for three Washington State Patrol employees killed in a house fire at Zillah.

Trooper Kristopher Sperry, Trooper Gary Miller and Communications Officer Anne-Miller-Hewitt died of inhaling smoke in the Aug. 16 fire at the Millers' home.

The 55-year-old Miller was a veteran trooper. His 54-year-old wife headed the agency's emergency call center in Wenatchee. The 30-year-old Sperry was staying temporarily with the Millers.

Gregoire choked up briefly when she spoke of Sperry, who had served as part of the security detail for the governor's family in Olympia. Said Gregoire, "He meant a lot to us." Batiste thanked Gary Miller "for his bubbly personality and kind, kind soul."

The governor recalled Miller-Hewitt's calmness and professionalism even as she called 911 to report the fire that would take her life.

 

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

Families of WSP Employees Killed: 'We're Very Grateful For The Strong Outpouring of Support'

UPDATE: WSP Employees Killed In Fire

3 Washington State Patrol Employees Killed In House Fire

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Death toll rises to 13 after duck boat capsizes

    Death toll rises to 13 after duck boat capsizes

    Friday, July 20 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-07-20 13:08:47 GMT

    BRANSON - Authorities say divers have found two more bodies after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized in southwest Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13.Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says four others remain missing Friday after the accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening. He says 14 others survived, but that seven were injured.  

    >>

    BRANSON - Authorities say divers have found two more bodies after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized in southwest Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13.Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says four others remain missing Friday after the accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening. He says 14 others survived, but that seven were injured.  

    >>
  • Boylston fire grows to 70,000 acres; Eastbound I-90 closed

    Boylston fire grows to 70,000 acres; Eastbound I-90 closed

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:13:05 GMT

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington Department of Natural Resources is now reporting the Boylston fire is 70,000 acres in size as of Friday morning. More fire crews are en route to battle the blaze, but firefighters say the fire is burning in an area that's difficult to access.

    >>

    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - Washington Department of Natural Resources is now reporting the Boylston fire is 70,000 acres in size as of Friday morning. More fire crews are en route to battle the blaze, but firefighters say the fire is burning in an area that's difficult to access.

    >>
  • Hayden man arrested for hate crime following fight with youth pastor

    Hayden man arrested for hate crime following fight with youth pastor

    Friday, July 20 2018 2:36 AM EDT2018-07-20 06:36:38 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On July 12, officers responded to a large fight at a Coeur d'Alene McDonald's. Court documents say a Hayden man was charged with battery and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime in Idaho, following an investigation by police.  When officers arrived on scene, the fight had broken up, but witnesses were interviewed at the scene.

    >>

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - On July 12, officers responded to a large fight at a Coeur d'Alene McDonald's. Court documents say a Hayden man was charged with battery and malicious harassment, which is considered a hate crime in Idaho, following an investigation by police.  When officers arrived on scene, the fight had broken up, but witnesses were interviewed at the scene.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/