Trooper James Gain
Trooper James Gain died on March 2, 1987, at the age of 42. He was struck by a semi-truck along Interstate 5, seven miles north of Vancouver, while conducting a traffic stop. At the time of his death, Trooper Gain had served 19 years with the Washington State Patrol.
Trooper Gain's wife, Rosemary, is living in La Center with their daughter, Danielle, and two of her sons. Jaeden will be eight years old in May, and Jaxton turns five in April. Danielle's seventeen year old son, James, named after his grandfather, lives in the Vancouver area with his father.
Over the years, the WSPMF has lost contact with Trooper Gain's two sons from a previous marriage, Nicholas and Todd. If you have any information on how to reach them, please contact Megan King at (360) 597-4411.
On March 6, 2009, a memorial was unveiled to honor and remember Trooper Gain. The memorial is located at the southbound Gee Creek rest area on I-5 at mile post 11.
Please take a moment to remember Trooper James Gain and his family.