Neighbors recount Cowlitz deputys shooting off Kalama River Road

first_imgKALAMA — Fallert Road residents said Monday they were shocked to hear about the “senseless” shooting of a Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy on Saturday night.Danielle Rowley said she moved from Rainier, Ore., to Fallert Road north of Kalama three years ago to get away from crime.“The whole reason we moved out here was to not have this sort of thing happen,” Rowley said. “(But) it’s not where you live, it’s our society now. We will have less incidents out in the country but we’re not immune.”Rowley and other residents on Kalama River Road and adjoining roads were directed to shelter in place Saturday night after Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputy Justin DeRosier was shot and killed. The suspect, Brian D. Butts, died Sunday evening after a second encounter with police. Meanwhile, efforts to investigate the death of sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier and honor his life are continuing.DeRosier was checking out a disabled motorhome blocking Fallert Road when he was shot around 10 p.m.Law enforcement closed the road Saturday night through Sunday afternoon except to let residents through. Rowley said those coming in had to show identification with their address on it to access Fallert Road.Another Fallert Road resident who didn’t want to give her name said she saw the motorhome Saturday around 5 p.m. while out for a walk. She said she and her husband asked the driver not to park it on Fallert Road.last_img read more