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Deputy Mallon dies at 40

Entiat native served nearly nine years

DAVENPORT - A longtime Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputy died at his Creston home last weekend. 40-year-old Luke Mallon passed away Saturday, Sept. 2.

Mallon had been with the Sheriff's Office since Nov. 2014, and previously spent four years as a Law Enforcement Ranger at Yellowstone National Park.

Officials ruled Mallon's death was self-inflicted.

"We are all heartbroken at the passing of Luke Mallon. Luke was a humble servant who loved people, friends, family and serving as a law enforcement officer," Sheriff Gabe Gants said in a statement. "He served our county with honor and integrity...


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