Police identify offduty officer found dead in woods

first_imgA Vancouver Police officer who received “Department Recognition” in 2008 was found dead in a wooded area Tuesday night, several hours after he fired gunshots and threatened suicide at his home on Northeast Schauer Drive, a few miles east of Battle Ground.Officer Douglas Deaver, 46, was found dead by a creek near the home shortly after 8:35 p.m. of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The department confirmed his death Wednesday. An investigation into Deaver’s death by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is ongoing.“Officer Deaver was well liked, hard-working and was highly regarded by his peers and members of our community and he will be greatly missed,” Vancouver Police Chief Clifford Cook said in a statement.Deaver was off-duty when officers were dispatched to a disturbance at his home shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday.Southwest Washington Regional SWAT officers were called to take over the scene as the night grew darker and shots were heard inside and outside the home.They searched for Deaver in a wooded area surrounding the home. A fading heat signature detected near the creek helped officers locate his body.last_img

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