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‘I knew this could be my whole career,’ Olsen testifies

Karen Dorn Steele
The Spokesman-Review 

SPOKANE, Wash. - After he shot Shonto Pete in the head on a February night in Peaceful Valley, suspended Spokane police Officer Jay Olsen said, he felt his life imploding.

He didn't call 911 or for police backup. He thought about his career as 15 minutes ticked by just before 4 a.m. Feb. 26, 2007.

He knew he'd violated police rules by getting drunk in a bar while carrying a concealed weapon. He feared his new police chief, Anne Kirkpatrick, who'd told officers during her first months on the job that she'd fire anyone who lied to her. The rest of the story from Spokesman.com

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