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Sgt. Ira A. Warren
Aug. 1, 1931 - April 7, 1938
Sgt. Ira A. Warren
Sgt. Ira A. Warren
Lost In The Line of Duty
 
Two days before Thanksgiving in 1937, Sergeant Ira A. Warren and a Portland City detective went to a cheap hotel in downtown Portland searching for an ex-con they wanted to question regarding a burglary in Clackamas.  They found him and as they were taking him into custody two of his friends burst into the room.  All three were taken into custody and Sergeant Warren was holding them while the Portland Detective left to phone for a paddy wagon.  One of the three, Earl Sears, once known as the "sock bandit" had a hideout weapon and shot Warren in the neck.
Warren was hospitalized twice, once after a brief return to duty.  Five months later he died of a meningitis infection directly linked to the gunshot wound.
Sears, the man who fired the shot was found guilty of armed robbery prior to Warren's death and sentenced to life in imprisonment, he was paroled in 1955.
No documentation can be found to show that anyone was ever tried or convicted of the murder of Sergeant Warren.