Sheriff William James Dunlap

Sheriff William James Dunlap

Linn County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, May 21, 1923

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William James Dunlap

Sheriff William Dunlap was shot and killed while attempting to stop two robbery suspects in a stolen car. The two suspects engaged Sheriff Dunlap and other officers in a running gun battle through Albany, Oregon, and Sheriff Dunlap was mortally wounded.

The two suspects were also wounded and were taken into custody by other officers. Sheriff Dunlap's killer was convicted of murder and hanged January 4, 1924.

Sheriff Dunlap had served with the agency for 11 months.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1924

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 21, 2015

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