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Patrolman John Wright

Patrolman John Wright died on June 28, 1953, at the age of 28. He died from injuries after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on East Sprague Avenue in Greenacres, east of Spokane. At the time of his death, Patrolman Wright had served 20 months with the Washington State Patrol.

In May of 1998, Patrolman Wright was awarded the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for his actions on June 28, 1953, by the Law Enforcement – Medal of Honor Committee.

Over the years, the WSPMF has lost contact with Patrolman Wright’s family. If you have any information on members of Patrolman Wright’s family, please contact Megan King at (360) 597-4411.

Please take a moment to remember Patrolman John Wright and his family.

Washington State Highway Patrol

Patrolman John Wright
End of Watch – June 28, 1953 
Gone But Never Forgotten