Deputy Sheriff Aslak O. "Oscar" Thorsen

Deputy Sheriff Aslak O. "Oscar" Thorsen

Bottineau County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Wednesday, July 1, 1936

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Aslak O. "Oscar" Thorsen

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Thorsen was shot and killed by a mentally disturbed man holed up in a hotel. Officers were attempting to arrest the man on a civil disturbance charge.

The suspect, an escapee from an insane asylum, was apprehended a few days later. When captured, it was discovered that he was suffering from sunstroke. He was admitted to a hospital, where he died on July 11, 1936.

Deputy Thorsen was survived by his wife.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Deceased

disturbance, EDP, escapee

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I never met You....but I miss You

Each year I place flowers at Your Grave site, I think of the conversations We would have had & smile, but do have many memories of You from stories that were shared from Dad, Relatives, Others, & clippings from Local Newspaper, You were quite well known character in the community back in the day, from being a business man with Your Indian Motorcycle Dealership, all the numerous house calls made with the local Doctor in the sidecar of Your motorcycle, & even entertaining those attending Our County Fair with the Crazy Stunts & Jumps You'd make on Your Indian Motorcycle....the Good Ol'Days as they'd say! Perhaps You'll steer Me down the path one day to uncover of one those old motorcycles You once sold ..... Possibilities are only limited to Your imagination

Peace Out.....& Beyond
Mark Thorson ~Great Nephew~
Bottineau (Turtle Mountains) ND

July 30, 2023

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