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Illegal Kills Washington Cop:  One Sheriff’s Deputy died and another officer was wounded Tuesday in a shootout with an illegal alien near the college town of Ellensburg, Washington.  Eric Lacitis of The Seattle Times reports that Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, a citizen of Mexico, led the officers responding to a road-rage incident on a chase that ended at a trailer park.  Flores Del Toro exited the car and opened fire on the officers, killing deputy Ryan Thompson and injuring officer Benito Chavez.  Flores Del Toro was also fatally wounded in the shootout.  Thompson was the married father of three.  It was the first murder of a police officer in the county since 1927.    

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