Sheriff William Austin Goodman

Sheriff William Austin Goodman

Harney County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, August 27, 1924

William Austin Goodman

Sheriff Goodman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for writing bad checks. The suspect fled but was later apprehended by a deputy and Sheriff Goodman's son. He was hanged on April 16, 1926.

Sheriff Goodman had served as sheriff for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1926

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