Adna coffee stand pays tribute to fallen state Trooper Justin Schaffer on fourth anniversary of his death 


Skull & Bones Coffee Co. in Adna paid tribute to fallen Washington State Trooper Justin Schaffer on Friday. 

The business marked the fourth anniversary of his line-of-duty death by raising funds for the Adna High School Justin Schaffer Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Along with selling merchandise such as T-shirts, Skull & Bones Coffee Co. also donated $1 from the sale of each Trooper drink (blue raspberry and watermelon) and the Pirate (caramel macchiato) to the scholarship fund. 

A highway dedication ceremony honoring Schaffer will take place Sunday.

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, at Adna High School, Schaffer’s alma mater.

Read more about the ceremony and highway dedication here: 

Skull & Bones Coffee Co. is located at 108 Bunker Creek Road in Adna. 

From the Washington State Patrol Memorial Foundation:

“Schaffer was born on Jan. 30, 1992, in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, to Glenn and Sheila Schaffer. In 2006, Schaffer and his family moved to Chehalis. He graduated from Adna High School in 2010 and went on to earn his associate degree in Criminal Justice from Centralia College in 2012. Schaffer met his wife, Sandra, when the two worked together at Grocery Outlet in Chehalis. They began dating in January 2012, and married in August 2013. Schaffer was hired by Washington State Patrol in November 2013 as a trooper cadet assigned to the Property Management Division. On Jan. 13, 2014, Trooper Cadet Schaffer started his training with the 27th Arming Class. On Feb. 14, 2014, Trooper Cadet Schaffer continued his training with the 103rd Trooper Basic Training Class and was commissioned on Sept. 16, 2014, assigned to Morton. On Sept. 1, 2016, Trooper Schaffer was assigned as a certified drug recognition expert. On Nov. 10, 2018, Trooper Schaffer completed K9 training and was a certified K9 handler to his partner ‘Frankie.’ Trooper Schaffer transferred to Chehalis on Dec. 13, 2018. Trooper Schaffer passed away on March 24, 2020, at the age of 28. Justin was fatally struck by a vehicle when placing spike strips down on Interstate 5 in Chehalis. At the time of his death, Trooper Schaffer had served seven years with the Washington State Patrol. Trooper Schaffer is survived by his wife, Sandra, his mother and father, Sheila and Glenn, his brother, Brandon, sister-in-law Samantha and his K9 partner Frankie.”