Trooper Dale Benjamin Courtney

Trooper Dale Benjamin Courtney

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 1950

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Dale Benjamin Courtney

Trooper Dale Courtney was shot and killed after responding to a call of shots being fired at a farm in Tigard, Oregon.

When he arrived he found a 14-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy inside the farmhouse. As Trooper Courtney approached the house, the 14-year-old shot and killed him with a shotgun. The boy then shot and wounded the farmhouse owner and escaped. Both boys were later arrested, convicted, and sentenced to prison. They were both later paroled.

Trooper Courtney was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Oregon State Police for four months.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

October 1, 2020

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