Deputy Constable Oscar Edwin Hornberger

Deputy Constable Oscar Edwin Hornberger

Perry County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, April 19, 1930

Oscar Edwin Hornberger

Deputy Constable Oscar Hornberger was accidentally shot and killed by his partner in a case of mistaken identity. The two officers were conducting a raid on an illegal liquor making operation when Deputy Hornberger mistook his partner for a suspect and opened fire.

His partner returned fire, fatally wounding him.

Deputy Hornberger had served with the agency for only four months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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After many years of thinking about this site for Fallen Officers I am once again offering my deep appreciation for every officer that has given all for the safety and security of this nation, our families and our happiness. This site provides me with that opportunity. This is truly a wonderful effort/site much to be advocated in our thoughts and prayers.

Grandson, Donn Hornberger
retired, DOC, Illinois

November 27, 2015

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