“Deputy Charles Dozé Identified as Victim in Tualatin Shooting; Support Pours In”

By | July 29, 2023



Charles Dozé, a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, was critically injured after being shot while serving an eviction notice in Tualatin. Dozé sustained multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds but is now listed as being in serious but stable condition. The community has shown an outpouring of support for Dozé, and a GoFundMe donation account has been set up to assist with his recovery. The suspect, Kristafer Graves, barricaded himself in his apartment and was later found dead. The other deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave. shooting-identified/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Lesvosisland reported

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Identifies Deputy Shot During Eviction Notice

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy who was critically injured after being shot while serving a court-ordered eviction notice in Tualatin. Deputy Charles Dozé, a 10-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, sustained multiple life-threatening gunshot wounds to his face, arms, and chest. He is currently in the hospital and listed in serious but stable condition. Despite his injuries, Deputy Dozé is determined to recover and return to duty.

The sheriff’s office expressed their gratitude for the overwhelming support and kindness they have received from the community and across the state. In response to the incident, the Washington County Police Officer Association has set up a GoFundMe donation account for Deputy Dozé, who is affectionately known as “Chuck” to his friends. Starting from August 1, additional donations can also be made through any US Bank location by mentioning Dozé’s name and the intention to donate to his charity account.

Deputy Dozé is part of Washington County’s civil deputies, a group that is equipped and dressed like regular deputies but primarily focuses on serving court processes such as restraining orders, subpoenas, and evictions. Patrick Altiere, the president of the Washington County Police Officers Association, expressed the rarity of such incidents, stating that this is the first time he has encountered a situation like this in his nearly 20-year tenure at the sheriff’s office.

According to the Beaverton Police Department, the incident occurred when Washington County deputies arrived at the Timbers at Tualatin apartments complex to serve an eviction notice to 34-year-old Kristafer Graves. Graves allegedly opened fire on the deputies, injuring Deputy Dozé before they could reach him. Graves then retreated into his apartment, and authorities fired back as they secured the area. When the Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) gained access to Graves’ apartment, they found him dead in the bathroom. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Deputy Samantha Burkhead, a 9-year veteran, Deputy Chris Schroeder, a 15-year veteran, and Deputy Cory Hoffman, a 27-year veteran, were the other deputies involved in the shooting. They have been placed on administrative leave, as per standard procedure.

Deputy Dozé faces a long road to recovery, but he has the support of his colleagues every step of the way. The sheriff’s office is rallying behind him and is committed to helping him through his rehabilitation..