Update: Deputy Involved Shooting in North Spokane County
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the Deputy involved in the Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) incident which occurred on August 3, 2018, on N. Sherman Road near Findley Road.
Deputy Daniel Middlebos has nearly 28-years of law enforcement experience and was hired by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office as a Lateral Deputy in October of 2003. During his nearly three-decades of service, Deputy Middlebos has held law enforcement certifications in Michigan, Idaho and Washington States.
Deputy Middlebos is currently assigned to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division Day Shift. He has received two Life-Saving Awards (2005, 2017), a Certificate of Commendation for successfully deescalating and assisting a suicidal person threatening to jump from a bridge and in 2010 he was awarded the Sheriff’s Star by Sheriff Knezovich and received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Deputy Middlebos holds an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement/General Studies and previously certified as a Medical First Responder/EMT. Deputy Middlebos is an active member of the Civil Air Patrol in Hayden, Idaho where he serves as a 2nd Lieutenant. Before starting his full-time law enforcement career in 1995, Deputy Middlebos volunteered for five years as a Reserve Officer.
The SIRR Team’s investigation of the incident is ongoing. The SIRR Team is comprised of multiple agencies in eastern Washington, including the Spokane Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Spokane Valley Police Department.
• The Spokane Police Department is the case managing agency in this incident. All future communications regarding this investigation will be sent via the SIRR Team.
• Once the SIRR Team investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office for review.