Deputy John A. McClain

Deputy John A. McClain

Colusa County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 1870

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John A. McClain

Deputy John McClain was shot and killed while serving court papers.

Deputy McClain went to a residence to serve a writ of restitution to the occupant who refused to vacate the premises. When he arrived, one of the occupants drew a handgun. Deputy McClain ordered the suspect to drop his weapon. The man refused and fatally shot Deputy McClain in the head.

The suspect fled the scene and was never apprehended.

Deputy McClain had served with the Colusa County Sheriff's Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

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

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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