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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


9 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN OR


OR - STATE SEAL IMAGE

Charles H. Basye


EOW: 06/12/1917

The incident took place at the old county jail that was in Jacksonville, Oregon. The first intimation that a crime had been committed came about 2:...

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Charles L. Ford


EOW: 02/09/2004

Training Coordinator Charles Ford had a fatal heart attack in the middle of teaching a class at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution Training...

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James Francke - Thumbnail Picture

James Francke


EOW: 01/17/1989

On the morning of January 18, 1989, a security guard found Director Francke's body on the floor of the North Portico of the Dome Building in Salem....

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Robert Geer


EOW: 04/07/1972

Correctional Lieutenant Robert Geer was murdered when he was stabbed while trying to disarm an inmate in an altercation with another inmate.

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Buddy Herron


EOW: 11/29/2011

Correctional Officer Buddy Herron was assaulted and fatally stabbed along Highway 11, two miles north of Pendleton, Oregon, shortly after 11:00 pm ...

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James Holman


EOW: 08/12/1925

Correctional Officer James Holman and Officer John Sweeney were shot and killed during a prison escape from the Oregon State Prison. Four prisoners...

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Harry Minto


EOW: 09/28/1915

Superintendent Harry Minto was shot and killed while searching for a prison escapee. The posse encountered the escapee on a road about two miles f...

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Louis Perrine


EOW: 11/17/1994

Oregon Department of Corrections Correctional Officer Louis Perrine was killed in a tractor accident while supervising a work crew from Powder Rive...

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John L Sweeney


EOW: 08/12/1925

Correctional Officer John Sweeney and Officer James Holman were shot and killed during a prison escape from the Oregon State Prison. Four prisoners...

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