FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 10, 2011
Gary Jenkins, Chief of Police
Pullman Police Department
PULLMAN – On Saturday, September 10 at 12:01 am, Pullman Police were called to the 500
block of NE Kamiaken St. on a report of an injured subject. Officers found 20-year-old Chad
Heffelfinger semi-conscious with head injuries lying at the base of an approximate twenty-four
foot retaining wall. Heffelfinger was transported by the Pullman Fire Department to Pullman
Regional Hospital and later flown to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane with serious
Heffelfinger is a Washington State University student living in Pullman and originally from
Vancouver, Washington. An investigation by the Pullman Police Department is in progress.
Preliminary investigation indicates the subject fell off the retaining wall.
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