Sheriff Verne M. Royse

Sheriff Verne M. Royse

Gooding County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Thursday, August 8, 1968

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Verne M. Royse

Sheriff Royse was thrown from his horse while riding in the parade during the County Fair. He was thrown from the horse on Main Street, and struck his head on the pavement, causing a fatal injury.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

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Sheriff Royse,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gooding County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 8, 2018

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