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Sheriff William H. Tainter | Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California

Sheriff

William H. Tainter

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Friday, October 23, 1863

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Sheriff Tainter drowned while traveling through the county conducting investigations and collecting taxes. He was attempting to cross Elk Creek by horse when he was washed into the sea. His body was recovered the following day.

Sheriff Tainter had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife.

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