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Deputy Sheriff Arthur Wayne Skaar | Skamania County Sheriff's Department, Washington Skamania County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

Arthur Wayne Skaar

Skamania County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch: Monday, June 13, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06

Offender: Later murdered

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Deputy Skaar was shot and killed when he was ambushed by a 15-year-old suspect. He was answering the call of a mother requesting help to control her son. As Deputy Skaar approached the house he was shot in the neck by the suspect. The suspect served time in prison and was later murdered after his release.
Deputy Skaar had been with the agency for three months.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 19, 2012


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