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Injured Kittitas police officer, released from Seattle hospital, faces long recovery

Kittitas Police Officer Benito ?Kellyn? Chavez was wounded in a shootout last week killing Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson, but is recovering.  He was released from Harborview Medical Center Saturday and transported back home in a Kittitas Valley medic unit.  His wife Monica also rode back in this unit.  (Ck spellings)

Saturday March 23, 2019

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The Kittitas police officer wounded in a shootout that killed a local deputy and a suspect was released from Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Saturday, joined by his pregnant wife and with a vow to return to the police force one day.

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