Trooper Dale Benjamin Courtney

Trooper Dale Benjamin Courtney

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1950

Dale Benjamin Courtney

Trooper Dale Courtney was shot and killed after responding to a call of shots being fired at a farm in Tigard, Oregon.

When he arrived he found a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy inside the farmhouse. As Trooper Courtney approached the house, the 14-year-old shot and killed him with a shotgun. The boy then shot and wounded the farmhouse owner and escaped. Both boys were later arrested, convicted, and sentenced to prison. They were both later paroled.

Trooper Courtney was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Oregon State Police for four months.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled

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Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

October 1, 2016

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