Deputy Sheriff Steven S. Watson

Deputy Sheriff Steven S. Watson

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Monday, July 9, 1934

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Steven S. Watson

Deputy Watson was shot and killed while on duty in the business district of Seattle. A mob of strike agitators attacked the unarmed deputy and beat and shot him to death.

Nine men, including Deputy Watson, were killed during the 83 days Longshore Strike, and a little more than 1000 were injured. Deputy Watson's killer(s) were never identified.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 9, 2020

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