Month after arrest, ex-candidate for Washougal mayor dies


Derik Ford arrested for domestic violence in September

A Longview Fire Paramedic Unit, January 26, 2021 (Longview Police & Fire)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Derik Ford, who suspended his campaign to become mayor of Washougal following a September arrest for domestic violence, has died.

The Camas Police Department confirmed Ford’s death to KOIN 6 News. They were alerted to his death from the Fairfield, Ohio police.

At this time it’s not clear exactly when he died. A cause of not has not been revealed.

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