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Correctional Officer Frank Bonham Ferrell | Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

Correctional Officer

Frank Bonham Ferrell

Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon

End of Watch: Monday, June 9, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/9/1902

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Correctional Officer Frank Ferrell was one of six officers shot and killed by an escaped convict.

Officer Bailey Tiffany, Officer Thurston Jones, and Officer Frank Ferrell, of the Oregon Department of Corrections, were shot and killed on June 9, 1902, by an inmate as he escaped from the Oregon State Penitentiary. The suspect also killed three civilians during the escape.

After the escape and murder of the three correctional officers and three civilians, a manhunt began for the suspect. On July 3, 1902, the suspect setup an ambush near Bothell, Washington. He shot and killed Detective Charles Raymond, of the Everett, Washington, Police Department, and wounded Deputy John Williams, of the King County, Washington, Sheriff's Department. Deputy Williams later committed suicide as a result of the incident.

The suspect then fled the scene and invaded a house, where he took the occupants hostage and ate dinner. As he left the house he encountered other officers and engaged them in a shootout. Posseman Neil Rowley, of the King County, Washington, Sheriff's Department, and Officer Enoch Breece, of the Seattle, Washington, Police Department, were both shot and killed.

On August 6, 1902, the suspect committed suicide after being wounded during a shootout with a posse in Lincoln County, Washington.

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Correctional Officer Thurston Jones, Sr.
Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon
End of Watch: Monday, June 9, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

Correctional Officer Bailey T. Tiffany
Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon
End of Watch: Monday, June 9, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

Detective Charles Raymond
Everett Police Department, Washington
End of Watch: Thursday, July 3, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

Police Officer Enoch E. Breece
Seattle Police Department, Washington
End of Watch: Thursday, July 3, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

Posseman Cornelius Rowley
King County Sheriff's Office, Washington
End of Watch: Friday, July 4, 1902
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 9, 2012

 

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