Deputy Sheriff Eugene Reardon

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Reardon

Yuba County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 3, 1913

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Eugene Reardon

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Reardon and District Attorney E.T. Manwell were shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with striking hop pickers near Wheatland. Yuba County Sheriff George Voss was fatally injured.

A posse of several officers were attacked and fired upon when Sheriff Voss ordered the striking workers to disperse. Deputy Reardon and District Attorney Manwell were killed instantly. Sheriff Voss, shot in the leg and beaten about the head, would die from injuries 21 months later.

The California state militia arrived on the scene the next morning and restored order. Four workers were charged with murder. Two were found guilty of District Attorney Manwell's murder and sentenced to life. Both were paroled in 1924. The other two were acquitted.

Deputy Reardon was a veteran of the Spanish American War.


  • Age 67
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1924

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 3, 2020

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