Deputy Sheriff Roy Hugo Dirks

Deputy Sheriff Roy Hugo Dirks

Lane County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 1975

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Roy Hugo Dirks

Deputy Sheriff Roy Dirks was shot and killed by a copy-cat killer mimicking the famous serial killer Charles Manson. The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison. The leader of the copy-cat cult was charged with murder in this case, but was aquitted.

Deputy Dirks was survived by his four children, brother, sister, and several nieces and nephews.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 40

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released from prison

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Dirks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2019

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