Deputy Constable Oscar Edwin Hornberger

Deputy Constable Oscar Edwin Hornberger

Perry County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, April 19, 1930

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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 (Inadvertent)

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 19, 2018

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