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Terry, Night Marshal William L.

End of Watch: 
Monday, July 17, 1911
County: 
Stevens
Agency: 
Colville P.D.

Chief Terry was accidentally shot and killed with his own service weapon while attempting to place it in his holster. He was just returning to duty after eating lunch at home. He bent down to pick something up, and as he did, his gun slipped out of his shoulder holster. When he attempted to re-holster it his finger brushed the trigger, discharging the weapon. Chief Terry had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and children.