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


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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You were my great, great grandfather. You were I'm sure a good man, as your descendants are. We visit your grave and will always be proud of you. Grandma Blanche never talked of you, but as your daughter, she never forgot and always loved you.

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February 16, 2015


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