Rathdrum Police officer killed in motorcycle crash near Cusick

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 24, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 25 at 11:14 PM

CUSICK, Wash. -- A police officer died in a crash near Cusick, Washington Saturday morning.

The wreck happened just before 10:00 a.m., four miles south of Cusick on Highway 20. Washington State Patrol Troopers said Jonathan Franco, 27, was riding his motorcycle and rear-ended another car, which was slowing down for an injured deer on the road.

Jonathan Franco, 27, began working on the Rathdrum, Idaho police force in December 2006. He is survived by his parents and two sisters.

WSP troopers said Franco was wearing his helmet.  The crash is still under investigation.

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