SPOKANE-- A Spokane County deputy who was shot and wounded during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital.
Deputy Matt Spink suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg in Tuesday’s shooting. He was released Saturday morning.
The other wounded deputy, Mike Northway, suffered gunshot wounds to each arm and his leg. The most serious injury is to his left arm, where the bullet destroyed an artery causing significant blood loss. Deputy Northway has undergone several surgeries and is doing well He has been discharged from the ICU and remains in the hospital as of Saturday.
Deputy Matt Spink has been with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office since 1999. The majority of his career has been assigned to the North District as a patrol deputy. For the past 6 years, he has worked in the same platoon as Deputy Northway.
Deputy Mike Northway began as a Corrections Deputy with Spokane County in February 1996. He moved to patrol in May of 1999.
The Spokane County Chaplains are encouraging citizens wishing to help donate blood for Deputy Northway. You can donate blood to account #8675 at the Inland Northwest Blood Center, 210 W. Cataldo.