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Deputy Sheriff Willfred E. Rorisen | Clark County Sheriff's Department, Washington Clark County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

Willfred E. Rorisen

Clark County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, August 7, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Willfred Rorisen was shot and killed while assisting a federal prohibition agents raid on a still in a rural part of the county. When the officers arrived they encountered one of the suspects making moonshine and attempted to arrest him. The man opened fire with a 30-30 rifle, fatally wounding Deputy Rorisen. The other agents were able to return fire and killed the suspect.

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Wilfred Rorisen is a 2015 recipient of the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.

Officer Mike Severance
Seattle Police Department (Retired)
April 4, 2015

 

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