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Sheriff August D. Singler | Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Oregon


August D. Singler

Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 23, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/22/1913

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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A family story I had not heard, and am so sorry for your families loss. With the help of the internet we are connected. I did not realize we had other law enforcement in the family. I am a proud mother of an officer in Arizona.

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July 17, 2015


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