Reserve Deputy Sheriff Chester A. Alquist

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Chester A. Alquist

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, January 2, 1968

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Chester A. Alquist

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Chester Alquist was struck and killed by a drunk driver while assisting at the scene of a previous accident.

He was placing flares out to alert other drivers of the crash when he was struck and killed.

Reserve Deputy Alquist was one of 24 reserve deputies who had been called into service to assist with traffic control for New Year's Eve.


  • Age 65
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Alquist,
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 of Washington County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 2, 2019

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