Bio & Incident Details
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Offender: Released from prison
Sheriff David Oaks was shot and killed while assisting his deputies at a barricade situation of a man who had shot two deputies.
After the officers fired tear gas into the house, the man came out with his hand raised claiming to surrender. He then lowered his rifle and opened fire, striking Sheriff Oaks three times. The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended without incident. He was sent to prison, was paroled, and died in 1989.
Sheriff Oaks is survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.