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 succumbed to injuries received when he was struck by a car while assisting at the scene of an accident on Highway 8 west of Hillsboro at 6 pm.

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. When he got out of the patrol vehicle to place a flare, a driver hit him. He was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries two days later. The driver was not charged.

Deputy Alquist was a United States World War II Army veteran. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 65
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Sunday, December 31, 1967

accident scene

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Deputy Sheriff Alquist,
On today, the 66th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 2, 2024

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