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Trooper Christopher M. Gadd

Christopher Gadd was born on September 28, 1996, in Pasco, Washington to David and Gillian Gadd. He graduated from Kentlake High School before attending Green River College and Tacoma Community College, earning his Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) certification. Trooper Gadd married his wife Cammryn in 2020. The couple welcomed their daughter, Kaelyn, two years later.


Christopher was hired by the Washington State Patrol on September 16, 2021, as a trooper cadet assigned to Grandview. He joined the 116th Trooper Basic Training Class (TBTC) on April 18, 2022. He graduated on November 16, 2022 and was assigned to serve in Marysville. 


While at the academy, Trooper Gadd received the Top Academic Award that recognizes the outstanding efforts of the cadet who attains the highest-grade point average compiled in the more than 30 exams necessary for graduation.


Trooper Gadd was killed early this morning after being struck by a motorist on southbound Interstate 5 near 136th Street North in Marysville. He served two-and-a-half years with the Washington State Patrol.


Trooper Gadd, 27, is survived by his wife, Cammryn, daughter Kaelyn, father WSP Trooper David Gadd, mother Gillian, sister, Jacqueline who currently serves as a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety, and many other family members, friends and colleagues. 


Trooper Gadd is the 33rd member of the Washington State Patrol to die in the line of duty in the agency’s 103 years of service to this state. 

Washington State Patrol
Trooper Christopher M. Gadd
End of Watch – March 2, 2024 
Gone But Never Forgotten 

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