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Man shot while fleeing from police dies

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Justin Linn died Aug. 30 after being shot by deputies Aug. 22 in downtown Buckley WEBSITE | Check the website for breaking news and weather updates. www.courierherald.com

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Bridge Battle...

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Weather The forecast for today, Wednesday, call for highs to 91 with light 11 mph winds form the southeast. Overnight lows are predicted to drop to 62. Thursday calls for highs to 83 with Friday to 78 with partly sunny skies. Saturday and Sunday the forecast is for 75 with overnight lows to 57.

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The Band Played On

Kyle Krysko, plays trombone in the White River marching bands during the parade in Buckley prior to the Battle of the Bridge game Friday. The game between the Enumclaw and White River football teams was won by Enumclaw. Photo by Kevin Hanson Check the website for a slideshow, www.courierherald.com.

Informational town hall meetings on fire levy set By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

The voting public has six upcoming opportunities to quiz local fire officials about the “lid lift” measure that will appear on November’s general election ballot. If approved, the proposal would give fire commissioners the authority to increase tax collections on all property in the district. According

to Fire Chief Joe Clow, the district now collects at a rate of almost $1.20 per $1,000 of assessed property value. November’s ballot item would allow collections up to $1.50 per $1,000. The first of three town hall meetings is slated for Tuesday at district headquarters, 1330 Wells St. in Enumclaw. A second meeting is planned for Oct. 1 at the district’s

Justin Linn, 28, who was shot Aug. 22 in Buckley by a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy, died Aug. 30 at Tacoma General Hospital, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. According to the examiner’s office the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the neck. Linn was shot near the West Main Motel in Buckley when he refused to stop when ordered by a deputy, according to sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer. The sheriff ’s department reported Linn had arrived in Buckley Aug. 21 on a stolen Suzuki motorcycle and stayed the night at the West Main Motel. Linn is alleged to have stated he was in Buckley to kill an adult child and the parents who were aware of home inva-

Cumberland station, 35420 VezaieCumberland Rd. The final town hall session is set for Oct. 8, again at district headquarters. All three begin at 7 p.m. In addition, information will be available during regular meetings of the district’s fire commissioners. Those sessions will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 and Nov. 4 at the Wells Street building. The city of Enumclaw and Fire District 28 have a long, shared history that dramatically shifted on Jan. 1, 2011, when – through an annexation process – the decisionmaking authority transferred from the city to the district. Property

See DIES, Page 3 owners within the fire district boundaries, including those within the city limits, share the cost of fire protection and emergency medical services. A recent press release issued by the fire district admits that the transition has sometimes been difficult. “The Board of Commissioners recognizes and understands that, at times, decisions may not have been popular and possibly misunderstood,” the release states. The department also used the press release to detail how it has, among other things:

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, September 11, 2013