Deputy Charged With Felony In Everett Crash

May 5, 2016

Everett, Police Blotter


A look at the deputy’s car.


A look at where the pedestrian was pinned.

Formal charges for Vehicular Assault have been filed against Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy John R. Sadro in a 2015 crash that cost an Everett man his legs.

The crash happened on April 17th, 2015 at the intersection of Rockefeller and 23rd street north of downtown Everett.

According to the charging papers, about 11:45 AM, Deputy Sadro was going south on Rockefeller when he failed to stop for a stop sign at 23rd Street.

His patrol car was broadsided by a Honda Element and spun into a parked pickup truck where an Everett man, Thomas Gillette, was retrieving some tools.

The deputy’s car pinned Gillette who had to have both legs amputated as a result of the crash.

The charging documents say the deputy was travelling between 46-47 miles per hour at the time of impact.

The speed limit on that street is 25 miles per hour.

Sadro is expected to enter a plea to the charges on the 23rd of this month. If convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of $20,000.00 or both.


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