Police Officer, Father of Three, Killed By Illegal Alien While In the Line of Duty

A Washington state sheriff’s deputy and father of three was killed by an illegal alien recently, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office which revealed this news on Thursday.

Deputy Ryan Thompson and his partner chased an illegal alien who in turn open fired on the two officers. According to officials, the alleged offender was 29-year-old illegal alien Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro. Del Toro is in the U.S. illegally after overstaying his H-2A visa from 2014.

Breitbart details the events as they unfolded:

Thompson, a deputy with the department, and 22-year-old officer Benito Chavez were initially called on the evening of March 19 in response to a driver with road rage, police said. When Thompson and Chavez tried to stop the illegal alien driver, he fled into the Kittitas, Washington area.

Del Toro eventually stopped his car at a property in a trailer park before he got out of his vehicle and began shooting at Thompson and Chavez.

Thompson was shot and later died at a nearby hospital. Chavez is suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg that shattered his femur. The illegal alien later died in the hospital.

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“A procession for Thompson was held at the hospital where he died with fellow deputies and police officers draping the American flag over him,” Breitbart reports. “Colleagues and family raised their hands to salute Thompson as he was taken out of the hospital.”

You can help the Thompson family by donating to their GoFundMe page where over $50,000 has already been raised.

According to the page:

“The money raised will go to the family of Ryan Thompson and help them in their time of need. If enough is raised it can be set aside in a fund for his children’s education and this will be a declaration to them about their father; and the man he was.”

Some who knew Thompson painted a picture of the man they knew. “Ryan Thompson was a loving family man, friend, coworker, brother, uncle, son, husband, and servant to his community,” friends wrote on the page. “He gave his life in the line of duty, protecting the community and those he loved. His spirit and love for life were bigger than his size.”

“He was truly a giant among men and will leave a void that will be hard to fill.”

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