September 17, 2014
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
Sheriff's Log
Audie Leonard Harvill Jr.,
February 17, 1931 - September 12, 2014
Audie Leonard Harvill Jr., age 83, passed away on September 12, 2014.
He was born on February 17, 1931 in Mitchell, South Dakota to Audie Leonard Harvill Sr. and Florence Harvill.  He made Prosser his home in 1959 and worked in the valley as an auto mechanic.  Audie married his wife, Lois Karen in Grandview on August 6, 1960. 
He enjoyed fixing things and spending time with his family.  He was a member of the Prosser Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Karen Harvill; son, Harold Harvill; daughter, Michele Renee' King; sisters, Linda Lou and Anna Masterson; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by an infant son on March 6, 1961; sisters, Lela Atkins, Ruth Cummings and Mary Reyna; and his brother, Fred Harvill.
Funeral services will be held at Prosser Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 19. Concluding services and burial will follow in the Prosser Cemetery.   Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, September 18 at Prosser Funeral Home from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels c/o the Prosser Senior Center.  You may sign the online guestbook and leave a message of condolence for the family at
September 9, 2014
Day Shift
14-12864        Welfare Check        22000 Block of N. 716 PR NW
The RP requested deputies attempt to contact her neighbor, a 49 year of age male at his residence.  The RP reported her neighbor was walking around his residence with a loaded gun.  The RP said her neighbor is a methamphetamine user, is "tweaking" and that he has also been drinking.  The male had called Dispatch multiple times prior to the RP requesting the welfare check and he reported there were subjects with a back-hoe in his front yard and subjects in his backyard.  The male was contacted last night by deputies about the same issues of seeing things and refused to be looked at by medics.  Crisis Response was contacted and issued a detain and transport order for the male.  The male was transported to Kadlec Medical Center where he was seen by Crisis Response for an evaluation.  Deputies placed eleven firearms into evidence for safekeeping. 
Night Shift
14-12887        Disturbance                16000 Block of Fairview Loop
The RP reported his wife was acting strangely and requested deputy assistance at his residence.  The RP advised his wife had been admitted to Eastern State Hospital in December of last year for mental issues.  Tonight she was throwing things around the house and she had stopped taking her medication months ago for her mental illness.  She was contacted and detained based on her mental state and transported to Trios for observation.  A detain and transport order was issued by Crisis Response.  She was later evaluated and released back to her husband by Crisis Response. 

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