Deputy Sheriff Danny Kerr Vaughn

Deputy Sheriff Danny Kerr Vaughn

Klickitat County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Friday, November 19, 1976

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Danny Kerr Vaughn

Deputy Vaughn drowned after being involved in a plane crash. He and another deputy were on air detail flying a Cessna when the pilot was forced to ditch the plane into the Columbia River due to an engine failure. As Deputy Vaughn attempted to swim to shore he drowned.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Danny was my baby brother. I have thought of him so many times over the past almost 42 years. My family and I always wondered if Danny was in a witness protection, there were just so many things that made no sense about his death. When I went to Goldendale for his memorial there were so many unanswered questions. I managed to get through the memorial. It was so touching and appreciated to see all the officers who came to the service. Today God and a friend directed me to find this page. It didn't exist back then. I am so glad to have found it.
R.I.P. Baby Brother. I love you!

Judy Feenstra - Sister n Texas

July 31, 2018

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