Deputy Sheriff Willfred E. Rorisen

Deputy Sheriff Willfred E. Rorisen

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 1922

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Willfred E. Rorisen

Deputy Willfred Rorisen was shot and killed while assisting a federal prohibition agents raid on a still in a rural part of the county.

When the officers arrived they encountered one of the suspects making moonshine and attempted to arrest him. The man opened fire with a 30-30 rifle, fatally wounding Deputy Rorisen. The other agents were able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Rorisen was survived by his wife and other family members.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Deputy Sheriff Rorisen,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clark County.


United States Border Patrol

August 7, 2022

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