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Sgt. Theodore R. Chambers
Aug. 1, 1941 - April 29, 1945
Sgt. Theodore R. Chambers
Sgt. Theodore R. Chambers
Lost In The Line of Duty
 
Sergeant Theodore Chambers, State Police Private Richard O'Brien, Weiser Police Chief Saunders and Malheuer Co. Deputy Al Walters found a car abandoned by two ex-cons who were wanted for armed robbery in Nampa, Idaho.  The foursome followed foot prints to an abandoned schoolhouse and conducted a search.  All seemed in order until Sgt. Chambers opened a storage closet in the basement and both suspects shot him.  Private O'Brien was shot in the back, however; he was pulled to safety.
Chief Saunders was taken hostage by the wounded suspects who then climbed out of a window and made their way across a nearby field.  From 150 yards away, a volunteer shot one of the suspects in the head, the other, wounded and bleeding, gave up and was convicted of first degree murder and was the only man in history to be executed for murder of a State Policeman.