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Rorison, Deputy Willfred E.

End of Watch: 
Monday, August 7, 1922
County: 
Clark
Agency: 
Clark County S.O.

On Monday, August 7, 1922, Deputy Willfred Rorison of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed while he and federal prohibition agents raided a still in a rural area of Skamania County.

As Deputy Rorison and the agents approached the still, Paul Hickey was making moonshine.  Hickey grabbed a 30-30 rifle and shot Deputy Rorison along with Agent James A. Morgan.  Agent John Pickett returned fire and killed Hickey.

Deputy Rorison died at the scene.