Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 4/28/1906
Weapon: Handgun; .44 caliber
Offender: Killed by a civilian
Sheriff John Shaver was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the suspect wanted for murdering Officer George Hanlon, of the Oregon City Police Department, one week earlier.
After Sheriff Shaver was shot hundreds of citizens were mobilized to find his assailant. He was confronted by one citizen who shot him in the head, killing him.
Sheriff Shaver was survived by his wife, five children, and mother.
On August 16th, 2006, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office dedicated the John R. Shaver Sheriff’s Office Building in Oregon City.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Police Officer George J. Hanlon