Sheriff August D. Singler

Sheriff August D. Singler

Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, April 23, 1913

August D. Singler

Sheriff August Singler succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to serve a warrant on a man. As Sheriff Singler approached the man's cabin the suspect opened fire, striking Sheriff Singler in the chest. Although mortally wounded, Sheriff Singler was able to return fire and shot the suspect six times, killing him.

Sheriff Singler was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital where he died the following day following an operation to remove the bullet.

Sheriff Singler had served with the agency for four years and was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 22, 1913
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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A family story I had not heard, and am so sorry for your families loss. With the help of the internet we are connected. I did not realize we had other law enforcement in the family. I am a proud mother of an officer in Arizona.

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July 17, 2015

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