Chief of Police Clyde Dubell

Chief of Police Clyde Dubell

Oakridge Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, March 19, 1950

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Clyde Dubell

Chief Dubell was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance call. As he struggled with a man he was attempting to arrest his revolver fell out of its holster. The suspect grabbed it and shot him twice.

On May 12, 1950, the suspect, 24, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years.

Chief Dubell was a descendant of one of the first families to settle in the Northwest.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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RIP Chief, your service and memory will not be forgotten.

Captain Alex Maich (Retired)
Redmond Police Department Redmond Oregon

March 20, 2014

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