Hoquiam Policeman Disarms Man, Diffuses Dangerous Situation

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Police Chief Jeff Myers today commended one of his officers for quickly disarming a drunk and disorderly suspect last night at the Hoquiam Shell station. Seargent Jeff Salstrom was responding to a disorderly conduct call when another officer pointed out that one of the men they were talking to had a gun. Salstrom stepped forward from behind the man and grabbed a loaded .40 caliber pistol from his belt. Officer David Blundred tells us a breathalyzer test at the scene showed .160 blood-alcohol content. The 22 year old Hoquiam man was booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail on Assault and disorderly charges.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.