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Sheriff William Austin Goodman | Harney County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Harney County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

Sheriff

William Austin Goodman

Harney County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 27, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1926

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Sheriff Goodman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for writing bad checks. The suspect fled but was later apprehended by a deputy and Sheriff Goodman's son. He was hanged on April 16, 1926.

Sheriff Goodman had served as sheriff for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

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