Adna Coffee Stand Marks Three-Year Anniversary of State Patrol Trooper’s Death With Scholarship Fundraiser 


To honor the three-year anniversary of the day Washington State Patrol Trooper Justin R. Schaffer was fatally struck by a vehicle while placing spike strips on Interstate 5 in Chehalis, Adna coffee stand Skull & Crossbones Coffee Co. will offer two drink specials on Friday, March 24. 

One dollar from every one of those specials sold on Friday will go to the Adna High School Justin Schaffer Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The two drink specials are a caramel macchiato named “Pirate” and a blue raspberry and watermelon drink called “Trooper.” 

Skull & Crossbones Coffee Co., owned by Adna High School Booster Club president and retired Centralia police officer Angie Krause, is located at 109 Bunker Creek Road across from Adna Grocery. The coffee stand is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. 


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.”

A Lewis County Superior Court judge sentenced William Thompson, the man convicted for Schaffer’s murder, in July 2022 to 45 years in prison.