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Patrolman Hans James Iverson | Silverton Police Department, Oregon Silverton Police Department, Oregon


Hans James Iverson

Silverton Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Saturday, May 2, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1962

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Patrolman Iverson was shot and killed while on patrol. The Silverton mayor starting searching for Patrolman Iverson after a citizen reported hearing a shot and and the officer could not be found. The mayor found his body on a local street at dawn. He had been shot once through the head. Two men were apprehended and charged with his murder.

The shooter was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on August 16, 1962.

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