Civil Deputy Charles Dozé of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was shot while serving an eviction notice in Tualatin. He is currently in “serious, but stable” condition in the hospital. Deputy Dozé is a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office and his injuries are described as life-threatening. Three other personnel involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. Civil Deputies provide various services such as enforcing court orders and towing vehicles. The shooting suspect barricaded themselves in an apartment and was later found dead. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Kristafer James Graves. KGW Staff reported
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Deputy Shot During Eviction Notice
The deputy shot during an incident in Tualatin on Wednesday has been identified as Civil Deputy Charles Dozé, a 10-year veteran of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. As of Friday, Dozé remains in the hospital in a \”serious, but stable\” condition, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Dozé Working Hard to Recover from Life-Threatening Injuries
Deputy Dozé’s injuries from the shooting have been described as life-threatening. In a news release, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office stated that Deputy Dozé is determined to make a full recovery from these serious injuries.
Three Other Personnel Involved in shooting Placed on Administrative Leave
In line with standard procedure, the three other Washington County Sheriff’s Office personnel involved in the shooting – Civil Deputy Samantha Burkhead, Deputy Chris Schroeder, and Deputy Cory Hoffman – have been placed on administrative leave. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Civil Deputies Play an Important Role in Law Enforcement
Civil Deputies, like Deputy Dozé, are fully trained and sworn deputies who perform a range of duties, including serving legal orders, enforcing court orders, towing vehicles, preparing reports, and enforcing Washington County codes and ordinances. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has a team of five civil deputies, with one patrol deputy also assigned to the civil unit.
Details of the shooting Incident
Deputy Dozé was shot multiple times on Wednesday morning while serving an eviction notice at an apartment complex in Tualatin. He was immediately airlifted to Legacy Emanuel hospital for treatment. At the scene, one of the deputies returned fire, but it is unclear if the suspect was hit. The suspect barricaded themselves in an apartment, leading to a several-hour standoff with the police. The standoff ended when a SWAT team found the suspect dead in the apartment, with at least one gunshot wound.
shooting Suspect Identified as Kristafer James Graves
The shooting suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Kristafer James Graves. Beaverton police announced that Graves began shooting at the deputies from inside his apartment before they could reach him.
Correction: Deputy Dozé’s Condition Update
Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated Deputy Dozé’s condition as of Friday. He was described as being in critical condition following the incident on Wednesday, and as of Friday is described as being in “serious, but stable” condition.