Deputy Sheriff Victor Cusworth

Deputy Sheriff Victor Cusworth

Kittitas County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, March 15, 1959

Victor Cusworth

Deputy Cusworth and Deputy Dick Rhodes were killed in an automobile accident at approximately 4:00 am while responding to a call of a negligent driver. They were responding down the Seattle Highway, west of Cle Elem, when their patrol car struck the rear of a slow moving hay truck.

Deputy Cusworth had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank-you for protecting us along with so many for so many years. You accomplished so much in your short life, Pro-Football player, Chief of Police and then ran for Sheriff and was appointed Deouty Sheriff. Chasing a drunk driver, hitting a patch of ice only to have a hay truck with no lights on the back whatsoever be on the road causing your Police car to flip. The time you were held by a gun to your head, but fearless as you were you overpowered the person and arrested him along with several others that were illegally selling drugs, all by yourself, no back-up. There are so many story's dad, that only your family knows about, but your grand children will know the hero you were. Miss You so much!

Deputy Sheriff Victor Cusworth

April 9, 2015

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