Town Marshal Ernest E. Buckley

Town Marshal Ernest E. Buckley

Selah Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 1916

Ernest E. Buckley

Marshal Buckley was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity near a local bank while on his nightly patrol. He heard sounds coming from a drainage ditch near the bank and called out to whoever was there. The suspect(s) then opened fire, striking Marshal Buckley three times, before fleeing. Marshal Buckley was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the next morning. Evidence found in the drainage ditch suggested the suspect(s) were planning a robbery of the bank. The suspect(s) were never apprehended.

Marshal Buckley was Selah's first Town Marshal and had served in law enforcement for 8 months.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 28, 1916
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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Thank you for your service Marshal Buckley. Your Selah brothers and sisters have not forgotten your sacrifice.

Chief of Police Richard Hayes
Selah Police Department

January 18, 2017

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