Sheriff Harvey K. Brown

Sheriff Harvey K. Brown

Baker County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, October 1, 1907

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Harvey K. Brown

Sheriff Brown was killed when a bomb that was rigged to his front door exploded when he returned home. Sheriff Brown had served as sheriff from 1902 to 1906. Although his murder has never been officially solved, one of the prevailing theories is that he was assassinated as a result of his role in the arrest and prosecution of a man who, on December 30, 1905, killed the former governor of Idaho with a bomb. Another theory is that he was killed for revenge by local gamblers as a result of his efforts to stop illegal gambling while serving as sheriff.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Bomb
  • Offender Not available

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Your assailant(s) may have never been brought to justice but they surely faced the absolute highest justice there is at a later time in a different place. Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 1, 2020

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