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Deputy involved in collision with bicyclist identified

Deputy involved in collision with bicyclist identified

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy who was involved in a collision with a cyclist was identified as Deputy Joseph Bodman, who has worked with the sheriff's office since 2002.

Bodman was involved in a collision with a juvenile riding a bicycle on May 23 at approximately 10:30 p.m. The juvenile was critically injured and was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Bodman has 25 years of experience as a law enforcement officer with the Spokane Police Department as a reserve officer and as a deputy with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office from 1989 until he was hired by the Spokane County Sheriff's Office in 2002.

He has worked in a variety of billets on the force, including patrol deputy, field training officer and was recently selected to be a Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor.

Bodman was responding to back up another deputy who had stopped a suspect with a domestic violence warrant at the time of the crash.

Witnesses, according to the Spokane Investigative Regional Response Team, said Bodman had a green light heading westbound on Sprague while the juvenile was riding on the sidewalk southbound on Vista Street when he crossed into the roadway at Sprague and was hit.

The juvenile remains in critical condition.