Fallen Officers 1925 -1949
Rest easy, sleep well my brother.
Know the blue line has held, your job is done.
Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell. The blue line has held.
Peace, peace and farewell….
— Author unknown. (“BLUE” added to the original)
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1925 – 1949
|Photo||Name||Date of Death||Rank||Age|
|Grady A. Beacham||December 2, 1948||Corporal||N/A|
|Mortimer P. Donoghue||September 15, 1948||Officer||58|
|Hubert W. Estes||May 16, 1947||Officer||51|
|Richard H. Taylor||December 13, 1946||Officer||47|
|Harry E. Hamilton||November 1, 1946||Officer/Detective||39|
|Donald W. Downs||September 1, 1946||Officer||27|
|William J. Weston Jr.||March 4, 1945||Officer||27|
|Charles R. Johnston||May 9, 1943||Officer||24|
|Irving Rosenburg||February 15, 1942||Officer||53|
|Uel M. Gaile||August 19, 1940||Officer||40|
|Charles F. Cummins||June 12, 1940||Sergeant||43|
|Robert W. Davis||January 1, 1940||Officer||36|
|Raymond E. Grant||August 14, 1939||Officer||29|
|Richard T. Conklin||June 5, 1938||Officer||N/A|
|Earnest T. Wessells||April 23, 1938||Officer||29|
|Paul W. Jones||March 14, 1936||Detective Sergeant||55|
|Frank L. Nussbaum||February 16, 1936||Officer||64|
|Raymond V. Sinclair||December 28, 1934||Officer||N/A|
|George W. Shinault||August 14, 1932||Officer||38|
|Elmer A. Swanson||July 6, 1932||Officer||N/A|
|Arthur H. Gelhar||August 8, 1931||Officer||38|
|Charles D. Poole||August 4, 1931||Officer||39|
|Jessie L. Taylor||May 1, 1931||Officer||N/A|
|Frank J. Scoville||September 24, 1930||Officer||39|
|Frederick W. Bauer||June 6, 1930||Officer||40|
|Ross H. Kaylor||December 10, 1929||Officer||N/A|
|Edgar P. Alexander||November 16, 1929||Officer||45|
|Harry J. McDonald||July 22, 1929||Officer||N/A|
|William S. Buchanan||April 18, 1929||Officer||24|
|John F. McAuliffe||January 21, 1929||Officer||21|
|Claude O. Rupe||October 14, 1928||Officer||27|
|James G. Helm||February 11, 1928||Officer||43|
|Leo W. Busch||September 28, 1926||Officer||28|
|Earl A. Skinner||June 9, 1926||Officer||38|
|Claude C. Koontz||November 30, 1925||Officer||N/A|
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