Sheriff Albert F. Ross

Sheriff Albert F. Ross

Shasta County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1919

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Albert F. Ross

Sheriff Ross was killed when a mentally disturbed suspect hit him in the head with a piece of firewood. The suspect was in a cell and when he started tearing up the light and water fixtures Sheriff Ross entered the cell to restrain the suspect. The suspect picked up a piece of firewood and struck Sheriff Ross over the head. The suspect was judged criminally insane by a grand jury and was later deported to his native France.

Sheriff Ross was killed on his 58th birthday and was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Firewood
  • Offender Deported

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Rest in peace Sheriff Ross.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 23, 2023

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