Deputy Sheriff Orville McNish

Deputy Sheriff Orville McNish

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, November 7, 1960

Orville McNish

Deputy McNish was shot and killed by a suspect who was holding his four sons hostage after murdering his wife, aunt, and aunt's friend the previous night. Officers had fired tear gas into the home 10 hours into the standoff, igniting a fire inside the structure. Deputy McNish was on the back porch of the home attempting to put out the fire when the suspect shot him in the chest with a rifle.

The suspect then fled from the house and committed suicide minutes later.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest In Peace.

Chief Marshal Randy Ford, Ret.
Green Mt Falls, CO

November 7, 2017

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