Community honors fallen Washington State Patrol Trooper at public memorial

EVERETT, Wash. — The community honored the life and sacrifice of a Washington State Patrol trooper who was killed in the line of duty.

Trooper Christopher Gadd, 27, was killed on Mar. 2 by a suspected DUI driver who hit his patrol vehicle that was parked on the side of Interstate 5 in Marysville.

Gadd served 2-and-a-half years with the State Patrol.

His public memorial was held at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett at 1 p.m. Everyone was invited to attend.

The Washington State Patrol led a procession escorting Gadd’s body from the Tulalip Resort and Casino in Marysville to the arena in Everett.

Gadd was a dedicated father, husband, son, brother, and friend.

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

Gadd was born in Pasco. He graduated from Kentlake High School in Kent before attending Green River College and Tacoma Community College, earning his Emergency Medical Technicians certification.

He joined the Washington State Patrol in 2021.

While at the academy, he received the top academic award for the cadet with the highest grade point average in the more than 30 exams needed to graduate.

Gadd is the 33rd member of the WSP to die in the line of duty.

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