End of Watch: 09/25/1855
Agency: Bureau of Indian Affairs
County: Walla Walla County
On Tuesday, September 25, 1855, Agent Andrew Bolon of the Bureau of Indian Affairs was stabbed to death in what is today Klickitat County, about nine miles north of Goldendale. Agent Bolon was investigating possible murders of tribe members in the Yakima Valley when he was killed.
Agent Bolon was the first federal law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in what is now known as Washington State.
Agent Bolon served with the United States Department of Interior-Bureau of Indian Affairs for two years. He is survived by his expectant wife, daughter, sister and brother.