Four Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Identified - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Four Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Identified

Lt. Kevin King (Top Left), Ofc. Corey Lyons (Top Right), Ofc. Robert Collins (Bottom Left), & Ofc. Scott Lesser (Bottom Right) Lt. Kevin King (Top Left), Ofc. Corey Lyons (Top Right), Ofc. Robert Collins (Bottom Left), & Ofc. Scott Lesser (Bottom Right)
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane Police Department Press Release: 

The Spokane Police Department is releasing the names of the police officers involved in a shooting last Thursday (8-22-2013).

The four officers have more than 50 years of combined experience with the Spokane Police Department and currently work on patrol.

Lt. Kevin King: 25 year SPD veteran, Patrol Supervisor and former member of SWAT and K-9 Teams

• Received the Lifesaving Award in 2010 for helping to pull a suicidal individual from the railing of the Monroe Street Bridge.

• Received the Chief's Citation Award in 2009 for his work as part of the Public Information Officer Team.

• Received the Employee of the Year Award in 2007 for his work on the K-9 Unit.

• Received Medal of Merit in 2001 for his work as a patrol K-9 handler, SWAT Team member, and his involvement in training other agencies in SWAT and K-9 tactics.

• Received Commendations from multiple agencies, including the Department of Justice, Spokane Regional Drug Task Force, Kootenai County Sheriff's Department, United States Border Patrol, Stevens County Sheriff's Department, Washington State Patrol, US Postal Office, Missoula Police Department, Geiger Corrections, Yakima Police Department, Cheney Police Department, and Washington State Department of Corrections.

Ofc. Robert Collins: 18 year SPD veteran and member of the Patrol Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT)

• Received the Chief's Citation Award in 2012 for his work on the Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT).

• Received Commendations in 2010, 2008, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, and 1995 for his compassionate, professional and thorough response to incidents including: a near-fatal car collision where he helped pull a victim to safety; a death investigation where he aided in the collection and preservation of evidence; a burglary response involving a hostile and incoherent suspect who was safely brought into custody; his work to prevent gang activity in Spokane; and his work on the Special Investigations Unit (S.I.U).

Ofc. Corey Lyons: 6 year SPD veteran assigned to Patrol

• Received the Lifesaving Award in 2009 for pulling a suicidal individual from the railing of the Monroe Street Bridge.

• Received Commendations in 2012 for his response and investigation of a fatal stabbing and in 2008 for his work to gain information that led to the arrest of several bank robbery suspects.

Ofc. Scott Lesser: 3 year SPD veteran and member of Patrol and TAC (Tactical) Team

• Received an Outstanding Action Commendation in 2012 for his work on the K-9 Unit and the Unit's apprehension of a wanted felon and Repeat Offender.

• Received three Commendations in 2012 for his response and investigation of a fatal stabbing; for his work to apprehend an armed robbery and car theft suspect; and for his work to apprehend a suspect threatening to kills others and armed with two knives.

The Spokane Police Department continues to work in cooperation with the SIRR Team in this active and ongoing investigation. The SIRR Team is comprised of members of the Spokane County Sheriff's Office, the Washington State Patrol and the Spokane Police Department.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Felon arrested after bragging to Moses Lake police on Facebook

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:19:17 GMT

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

    >>

    MOSES LAKE, Wash. - Here's a tip: If you're on the run from police, don't brag about getting away on their Facebook page. That's what 19-year-old Kayla Irizzary did before she was taken into custody early Saturday morning by Moses Lake Police. Officers say they first contacted the woman during a traffic stop last week. She was a passenger in the stopped car.

    >>
  • 80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    80th annual Spokane Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade draws crowd

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-20 14:30:08 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - For the 80th year, the Lilac Festival is hosting the largest Torchlight Military Parade in the nation. The streets of downtown Spokane will be filled with bands, floats military and equestrian groups, drill teams and dancers, cars and more.

    >>
  • Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash

    Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 16:32:03 GMT

    OCALA, Fla. - A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette Marie Welk didn't smile when a new mugshot was taken Saturday at the Marion County Jail in Ocala. 

    >>

    OCALA, Fla. - A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new charge and prison time after a crash victim died. News outlets report 44-year-old Angenette Marie Welk didn't smile when a new mugshot was taken Saturday at the Marion County Jail in Ocala. 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spokane business uses high-pitched beeping sound as loitering deterrent

    Spokane business uses high-pitched beeping sound as loitering deterrent

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:30:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're near 2nd and Division in downtown Spokane, you may hear something unpleasant. It's a high pitched beeping sound coming from the nearby 7-Eleven.  "It works great sometimes in crowd dispersal applications...the military's used it...so it is a useful tool," said Officer Josh Laiva of the Spokane Police Department.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - If you're near 2nd and Division in downtown Spokane, you may hear something unpleasant. It's a high pitched beeping sound coming from the nearby 7-Eleven.  "It works great sometimes in crowd dispersal applications...the military's used it...so it is a useful tool," said Officer Josh Laiva of the Spokane Police Department.

    >>
  • Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd

    Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-05-23 06:29:15 GMT

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd.

    >>

    Here are the extended versions of the KHQ Local News 11 at 11 Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, May 22nd.

    >>
  • Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-05-23 04:04:19 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died.    The celebrated and controversial author of "Portnoy's Complaint," ''The Counterlife" and other novels was 85. His death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure.

    >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Philip Roth, a prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, has died.    The celebrated and controversial author of "Portnoy's Complaint," ''The Counterlife" and other novels was 85. His death was confirmed by his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, who said Roth died Tuesday night of congestive heart failure.

    >>