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Officer Ralph Bates
May 1, 1962 - Nov. 8, 1962
Officer Ralph Bates
Officer Ralph Bates
Lost In The Line of Duty
Ralph Bates was fatally shot near Arlington as he approached a car he had stopped for an unknown reason.  The person who fired the fatal shot was in possession of a stolen vehicle and was subsequently arrested.
The suspect was committed to the Oregon State Hospital and died there in 1963.