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Constable Rupert L. Haines | Burns Police Department, Oregon Burns Police Department, Oregon

Constable

Rupert L. Haines

Burns Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 10, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/9/1923

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Constable Haines was shot and wounded by a man who had been convicted of bootlegging. He said he shot Constable Haines because he feared he was about to be arrested again. Constable Haines never recovered from his wound and died 14 months later.

The suspect was convicted of assault with intent to kill and sentenced to 10 years.

Constable Haines was a World War I veteran.

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Chief Marshal Randy Ford, Ret.
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September 10, 2017

 

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