Assistant Chief of Police Merle Wilfred Bethscheider

Assistant Chief of Police Merle Wilfred Bethscheider

Silverton Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, May 29, 1965

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Merle Wilfred Bethscheider

Assistant Chief Merle Bethscheider suffered a massive heart attack while in pursuit of a suspect.

He was survived by his son, his mother, ad by his brother.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Not available


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Asst. Chief Bethscheider,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Silverton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 29, 2019

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