OLYMPIA, WA - A 59-year-old man who was convicted of stabbing and twice shooting a Richland, Washington police officer on September 7, 1982 was paroled today. Governor Jay Inslee had last canceled Jerry Lain's parole in May of 2014, going against the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board's order that had granted the parole. Lain was also denied parole in 1999, 2002, and 2006. In 2010, then-Governor Chris Gregoire also blocked Lain's parole.
According to court records, Lain had been released from an Iowa prison just five months prior to him stabbing Officer Mike Fitzpatrick seven times and then shooting him twice with his service weapon.