Sergeant Richard James Schuening

Sergeant Richard James Schuening

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, October 2, 1997

Richard James Schuening

Sergeant Richard Schuening was killed while attempting to disarm an explosive device in Granite, Oregon.

Sergeant Schuening was a bomb technician for the Oregon State Police and was working with ATF agents in removing dynamite and other explosives which were illegally stored on a property. He was handling some of the explosives and had moved away from the other officers when the explosion occurred at approximately 12:40 hours.

Sergeant Schuening had been employed with the Oregon State Police for 18 years and had been with the explosives unit since 1989. He is survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion

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Sad Day for the Oregon State Police.RIP Sgt Schuening.

Det Lt Tom Brawley, Ret.
Coconino County Sheriff's Office,Flagstaff, Arizona

October 3, 2017

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