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Trooper Ralph D. Bates | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon


Ralph D. Bates

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Thursday, November 8, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed

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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.

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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

United States Border Patrol
November 8, 2016


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