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SALUTING THE BRAVE: Wounded Spokane County Deputy Returns To Job

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Spokane Deputy Matt Spink Spokane Deputy Matt Spink

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Even the simplest of tasks seemed difficult for Matt Spink as he recovered from a gunshot wound that almost killed him last year.
    
The Spokane County sheriff's deputy returned to work Monday without fanfare. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/17RPWAC ) he is starting out on a series of light-duty office shifts of five hours.
    
It was 17 months ago when Deputy Mike Northway and Spink were shot by Charles Wallace during a traffic stop along U.S. 2 in north Spokane.
    
Wallace fled, setting off a manhunt and wild car chase that ended north of Deer Park when he crashed at a police blockade and killed himself.
    
Spink and Northway have been on leave since that day. A timeline for when Northway will return is undetermined.
    

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