Deputy Sheriff Willfred E. Rorison

Deputy Sheriff Willfred E. Rorison

Clark County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Monday, August 7, 1922

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Willfred E. Rorison

Deputy Willfred Rorison was shot and killed while assisting federal prohibition agents raid a still in a rural part of the county three miles north of Stevenson.

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 Rorison. The other agents were able to return fire and kill the suspect. Another officer was wounded and recovered.

Another suspect was arrested and charged with conspiracy in Deputy Rorison's death. He was acquitted of the murder but sentenced to six months for manufacturing liquor.

Deputy Rorison was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and parents.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

alcohol violation, Raid

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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.


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August 7, 2022

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