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News Release
Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Release #4 - 02/29/24

Vancouver, Wash. – The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is continuing the investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on February 20, 2024, which involved deputies from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

Three involved deputies are:

 

  • Sergeant Tom Yoder is currently assigned as a Patrol Sergeant. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2006 and has 18 years of law enforcement experience.
     
  • Deputy Forrest Gonzalez is currently assigned to Central Precinct Patrol. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2018 and has 7 years of law enforcement experience. 
     
  • Deputy Holly DeZubiria is currently assigned to Central Precinct Patrol. She has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2019 and has 4 years of law enforcement experience.

The two witness deputies are:

  • Sergeant Jeff Ruppel is currently assigned as a Patrol Sergeant. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2016 and has 20 years of law enforcement experience.
     
  • Deputy Isaac Henrikson is currently assigned to Central Precinct Patrol. He has been with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office since 2023 and has 1 year of law enforcement experience.

All five remain on critical incident leave. 

The Southwest Washington Independent Investigative Response Team (SWIIRT), led by the Vancouver Police Department, is continuing the investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for review. 

Additional information will be released as it is available and will be sent out in a media release.

 

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