Washington State Trooper Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle Early Saturday 


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Marysville, WA – Washington State Patrol (WSP) announced the loss of Trooper Christopher M. Gadd, who was killed in the line of duty early Saturday morning. The incident occurred on southbound Interstate 5 near 136th Street North in Marysville, where Trooper Gadd was struck by a motorist just before 3 a.m.

At 27 years old, Trooper Gadd was remembered as a dedicated father, son, brother, and friend during a press conference held at 1:30 p.m. in Marysville. He is survived by his wife, Cammryn, daughter, Kaelyn, father, WSP Trooper David Gadd, mother, Gillian, and sister, Jacqueline, who serves as a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety, among other family members, friends, and colleagues.

Trooper Gadd, born on September 28, 1996, in Pasco, Washington, joined the WSP on September 16, 2021, as a trooper cadet and was later assigned to Marysville after graduating from the 116th Trooper Basic Training Class. During his training, he received the Top Academic Award, highlighting his commitment to excellence in his role.

WSP Chief John R. Batiste reflected on the profound impact of Trooper Gadd’s passing, stating, “Chris’s passing is a devastating loss to his family – a family who knows all too well the risks of public service but still has offered that service with unquestioned valor and now, unfathomable sacrifice.” The WSP has requested that the privacy of Trooper Gadd’s family be respected during this difficult time, with information on service and memorial planning to be provided after consultation with the family.

This incident marks the 33rd line-of-duty death for the WSP in its 103-year history, leaving a void in the hearts of those who knew Trooper Gadd and the community he served.


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