Night Officer George J. Hanlon

Night Officer George J. Hanlon

Oregon City Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, April 23, 1906

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George J. Hanlon

Night Officer George Hanlon was shot and killed by an escaped convict from Salem.

Several fisherman observed the man burglarizing a store at approximately 3:20 am and notified Officer Hanlon. Officer Hanlon encountered the man on Water Street but was immediately shot with a .44 caliber revolver.

The subject also shot and killed Sheriff John Shaver, of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, one week later as the sheriff attempted to arrest him. A civilian later shot and killed the convict.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

burglary, escapee

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