Sergeant Richard James Schuening

Sergeant Richard James Schuening

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Thursday, October 2, 1997

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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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