Jerry D. Lain, 59, appears to be a free man nearly 35 years after he violently attacked Richland police Officer Mike Fitzpatrick in Columbia Park near the Richland Y. Lain’s release was blocked previously by two Washington state governors, but online offender custody records show he was out of custody as of Monday. Lain is pictured in 2011with counselor, William Thacker, left, and Bellevue attorney Richard Linn, right, as he addressed three members of the state Indeterminate Sentence Review Board while in the Monroe Correctional Complex.
Jerry D. Lain, 59, appears to be a free man nearly 35 years after he violently attacked Richland police Officer Mike Fitzpatrick in Columbia Park near the Richland Y. Lain’s release was blocked previously by two Washington state governors, but online offender custody records show he was out of custody as of Monday. Lain is pictured in 2011with counselor, William Thacker, left, and Bellevue attorney Richard Linn, right, as he addressed three members of the state Indeterminate Sentence Review Board while in the Monroe Correctional Complex. File Tri-City Herald
Jerry D. Lain, 59, appears to be a free man nearly 35 years after he violently attacked Richland police Officer Mike Fitzpatrick in Columbia Park near the Richland Y. Lain’s release was blocked previously by two Washington state governors, but online offender custody records show he was out of custody as of Monday. Lain is pictured in 2011with counselor, William Thacker, left, and Bellevue attorney Richard Linn, right, as he addressed three members of the state Indeterminate Sentence Review Board while in the Monroe Correctional Complex. File Tri-City Herald

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Man who almost killed Richland police officer in 1982 is released on parole

April 17, 2017 8:14 PM

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