End of Watch: 08/27/1973
Agency: Colville Tribal Police Department
County: Okanogan County
On Monday, August 27, 1973, Officer Roy Bradshaw of the Colville Tribal Police Department was shot and killed by a barricaded suspect at a home above Nespelem, Washington.
Officer Bradshaw was dispatched to the home where the suspect had been shooting at passing cars and people walking by without provocation.
Upon arriving at the house, the suspect had barricaded himself inside the home. Officer Bradshaw knew the suspect and his family, so he approached the house and was searching for the man inside. He thought he could talk the man out. When Officer Bradshaw approached a door where the suspect was located, the suspect opened fire.
The suspect was committed to an institution for life.
Officer Bradshaw had served with the agency for three years and is survived by his family.