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Deputy Sheriff Orville McNish | Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Orville McNish

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, November 7, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy McNish was shot and killed by a suspect who was holding his four sons hostage after murdering his wife, aunt, and aunt's friend the previous night. Officers had fired tear gas into the home 10 hours into the standoff, igniting a fire inside the structure. Deputy McNish was on the back porch of the home attempting to put out the fire when the suspect shot him in the chest with a rifle.

The suspect then fled from the house and committed suicide minutes later.

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Chief Marshal Randy Ford, Ret.
Green Mt Falls, CO
November 7, 2017


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