Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 4/22/1913
Offender: Shot and killed
Sheriff August Singler succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to serve a warrant on a man. As Sheriff Singler approached the man's cabin the suspect opened fire, striking Sheriff Singler in the chest. Although mortally wounded, Sheriff Singler was able to return fire and shot the suspect six times, killing him.
Sheriff Singler was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital where he died the following day following an operation to remove the bullet.
Sheriff Singler had served with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and eight children.