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Deputy Sheriff Martin Clifford Lange | Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California

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Martin Clifford Lange

Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, August 30, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30

Offender: Paroled in 1951

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Deputy Lange and Constable Joseph Clark were shot and killed at a mining camp near Yreka by two brothers while attempting to arrest them for assaulting a citizen earlier in the evening. The citizen, who was accompanying the officers, was also shot and killed. Another man with them escaped. Both brothers fled into the mountains.

Two weeks later the supects came down from the mountains and surrendered to the sheriff. They said they opened fire on the officers because they thought they were robbers. Both suspects were convicted of three counts of first degree murder and sentenced to death on December 22, 1936. Their sentences were later commuted to life.

Both brothers were paroled September 18, 1951.

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Constable Joseph Clark
Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Sunday, August 30, 1936
Cause: Gunfire

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