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Colville Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: WA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 23, 1908
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 55 yrs. of age
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Dept: Colville Police Dept.
WA   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Marshal
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 9 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WA   USA   Thu. Jul. 23, 1908
Summary: Marshal Wright succumbed to a gunshot wound received two months earlier while investigating an attempted robbery. He and another officer had gone to the victim's home to gather more information. While in the home the brother of the victim, who was scared because of the earlier robbery, opened fire with a rifle from a dark room. Marshal Wright was struck in the neck and paralyzed until his death two months later.

Marshal Wright had served as Marshal for 5 years and had previously been a deputy sheriff for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and four daughter

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