Sheriff August D. Singler

Sheriff August D. Singler

Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, April 23, 1913

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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 Jackson County Sheriff's Department for four years. He 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

warrant service

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Sheriff Singler,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jackson County.


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April 23, 2023

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