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Officer Samuel Smyth Young | Portland Police Bureau, Oregon Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

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Samuel Smyth Young

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Samuel Young was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was robbing a local saloon.

He was making his rounds when he entered the saloon to speak with the owner. While inside, a masked man entered and announced a robbery. Officer Young attempted to talk the man into going outside but the man opened fire, fatally wounding him in the chest.

Officer Young had served with the agency for 25 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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