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Trooper Dale Benjamin Courtney | Oregon State Police, Oregon Oregon State Police, Oregon


Dale Benjamin Courtney

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Paroled

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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.

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Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo
October 1, 2016


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