Private Willard A. Tubbs

Private Willard A. Tubbs

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, June 21, 1939

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Willard A. Tubbs

Private Tubbs was shot and killed while assisting an Arlington Town Marshal in arresting a man wanted for forgery. When Private Tubbs and the other officer spotted the suspect's car on the side of the road they stopped to investigate and the suspect came up from behind the officers and shot and killed Private Tubbs. The suspect was arrested and committed to the Oregon State Hospital where died in 1956.

Private Tubbs had been with the agency for seven years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Pvt. Tubbs,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oregon.

Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol El Paso Station

June 21, 2019

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