Roll Call of Honor

Rorison, Deputy Willfred E.

End of Watch: 08/07/1922

Agency: Clark County Sheriff’s Office

County: Clark County

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.

Deputy Rorison is survived by his wife.

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