Trooper Ralph D. Bates

Trooper Ralph D. Bates

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, November 8, 1962

Ralph D. Bates

Trooper Ralph Bates was shot and killed after he stopped a suspect driving a stolen car. The suspect was arrest and committed to the Oregon State Hospital, where he died in 1963.

Trooper Bates was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Oregon State Police for only four months.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

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Trooper Bates,
On today, the 54th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2016

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