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Sheriff Harvey K. Brown | Baker County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Baker County Sheriff's Department, Oregon


Harvey K. Brown

Baker County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 1, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Bomb

Weapon: Explosives; Bomb

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Brown was killed when a bomb that was rigged to his front door exploded when he returned home. Sheriff Brown had served as sheriff from 1902 to 1906. Although his murder has never been officially solved, one of the prevailing theories is that he was assassinated as a result of his role in the arrest and prosecution of a man who, on December 30, 1905, killed the former governor of Idaho with a bomb. Another theory is that he was killed for revenge by local gamblers as a result of his efforts to stop illegal gambling while serving as sheriff.

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