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Deputy Sheriff Michael Lynn Cheney | Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

Deputy Sheriff

Michael Lynn Cheney

Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Killed in collision

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Deputy Cheney and Deputy Raymond Williams were killed when their patrol pickup was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Highway 82 near Elgin, Oregon. The drunk driver was also killed in the collision. The deputies were returning from a search and rescue mission when the incident occurred.

Deputy Cheney had only served with the department for 14 days and had previously served with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his two daughters, parents, and siblings.

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Deputy Sheriff Raymond Williams
Union County Sheriff's Department, Oregon
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 1980
Cause: Vehicular assault

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I've only heard Dad's tales of you Uncle Mike; but from what I've heard you were an amazing man. Thank you for your service!

John Howard Cheney
Nephew
March 16, 2015

 

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