Wounded Spokane County deputy returns to job

Wounded Spokane County deputy returns to job

Wounded Spokane County deputy returns to job

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 11:23 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Even the simplest of tasks seemed difficult for Matt Spink as he recovered from a gunshot wound that almost killed him last year.
 
The Spokane County sheriff's deputy returned to work Monday without fanfare.  He was reportedly starting out on a series of light-duty office shifts of five hours.
 
It was 17 months ago when Deputy Mike Northway and Spink were shot by Charles Wallace during a traffic stop along U.S. 2 in north Spokane.
 
Wallace fled, setting off a manhunt and wild car chase that ended north of Deer Park when he crashed at a police blockade and killed himself.
 
Spink and Northway have been on leave since that day. A timeline for when Northway will return is undetermined.
 

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