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FLLawdog
01-08-2001, 12:38 PM
This was brought to my attention by Fraudfighter, who sent me an e-mail notification. Rest in Peace, Brothers...

EDEN, Idaho -- The two Jerome County sheriff's deputies killed in a gunfight with a suspect were dog handlers serving a warrant to search for drugs. Both were wearing bulletproof vests, Sheriff Jim Weaver said.

Cpl. James Moulson, 30, and Cpl. Phillip Anderson, 23, were shot to death Wednesday evening along with the suspect, George Timothy Williams, 47, at a home in Eden, a town of 300 residents 10 miles east of Twin Falls.

No one else was wounded.

Weaver said other officers were backing up Moulson, a four-year department veteran and married father of a 9-month-old son, and Anderson, who was single and had been a deputy for two years.

County Prosecutor John Nicholson said no additional information would be released. The Idaho State Police was leading the continuing investigation.

"This is a terrible tragedy that reminds us once again how the men and women who serve in law enforcement put their lives on the line on behalf of all of us every day to maintain law and order," Gov. Dirk Kempthorne state in a statement issued Thursday. "We thank these brave men for their service to their community and our prayers are with the families of these fallen heroes."

The Rev. Robert Gomes, the sheriff's chaplain, said a grief support team was working with the department's officers and their families.

"We pull together because we're a family. We're a brotherhood," he said. "Expect every police officer within 500 miles will probably come to the funeral."

No details of those arrangements were available on Thursday.

This was from the January 4, 2001 edition of the Idaho Statesman ( www.IdahoStatesman.com (http://www.IdahoStatesman.com) )

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FLLawdog
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Rebecca
01-09-2001, 12:17 PM
My apologies to fraudfighter for not getting this posted sooner. Two lives lost in one swift moment...

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*Corporal James Moulson
Jerome County Sheriff's Department, ID

Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: January 3, 2001
Date of Incident: January 3, 2001
Time of Incident: Unknown
Age: 30
Tour of Duty: 4 yr
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Weapon Used: Handgun

Corporal Moulson had been with the agency for four years and is survived by his wife and nine-month-old son.

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*Corporal Phillip Anderson
Jerome County Sheriff's Department, ID

Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: January 3, 2001
Date of Incident: January 3, 2001
Time of Incident: Unknown
Age: 23
Tour of Duty: 2 yr
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Weapon Used: Handgun

Corporal Anderson had been with the agency for two years.

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Corporal Anderson and Corporal James Moulson were shot and killed while they were serving a narcotics search warrant at a home. Both deputies, who were wearing bulletproof vests, were canine officers and were entering the house when they were met with gunfire from the suspect inside. The suspect was also killed in the shootout. No other information about the incident is currently available.

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*as reported by the ODMP

May they both be blessed with eternal rest.

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