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Former Wapato Police Officer Death Investigation

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A former Wapato Police Officer's death may be linked to an injury he received on the job three years ago. A former Wapato Police Officer's death may be linked to an injury he received on the job three years ago.

WAPATO, WA - A former Wapato Police Officer's death may be linked to an injury he received on the job three years ago.
 
The Yakima County Coroner said 43-year-old Derek Hansen died last Sunday after blood clots got into his lungs. The coroner said his preliminary investigation shows the blood clots are a result of the shoulder injury Hansen got after a suspect resisted arrest in July of 2011.

The coroner said they're waiting for more medical records before the prosecuting attorney decides if the suspect who resisted arrest should face charges.

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