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Corrections Officer involved in Deaconess shooting identified

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Sandy Rief was identifed on Thursday as the Corrections Officer involved in a shooting at Deaconess Hospital on Monday Sandy Rief was identifed on Thursday as the Corrections Officer involved in a shooting at Deaconess Hospital on Monday
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane County Detention Services has identified the corrections officer involved in a shooting at Deaconess Hospital on Monday as Sandy Rief.

Deputy Mark Gregory said in a press release sent out on Thursday that Rief has been with Detention Services for 5 years. Rief served in the United States Air Force for 20 years before joining Detention Services.

Rief was at the hospital early Monday morning with an inmate who was awaiting surgery. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office said the inmate saw a chance to run and took off. During the escape attempt Rief fired a shot that did not hit the inmate. The inmate was eventually captured.

Rief is on paid leave during the investigation.

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