Sheriff Charles M. Kendall

Sheriff Charles M. Kendall

Linn County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Wednesday, June 21, 1922

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Charles M. Kendall

Sheriff Charles Kendall was shot and killed while conducting a raid on a Plainview farm whose 70-year-old owner was operating a moonshine business.

The suspect committed suicide the following day while barricaded inside of his home.

Sheriff Kendall had served with the Linn County Sheriff's Office for 3.5 years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

Raid, alcohol violation

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Sheriff Kendall,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Linn County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 21, 2022

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