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- Sep. 26, 1968 -
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Garfield County Sheriff's Department Agency Patch
Resided: WA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Sep. 26, 1968
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male
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Dept: Garfield County Sheriff's Dept.
WA   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WA   USA   Thu. Sep. 26, 1968
Summary: Deputy Birdsell and Officer Eugene Jennings, of the Pomeroy Police Department, were killed during a vehicle pursuit west of Clarkston. During the chase the suspect failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle ran up an embankment. As the two patrol cars came around the corner the vehicle came off of the embankment and landed on top of Officer Jennings' patrol car. Deputy Birdsell's patrol car then crashed into the back of Officer Jennings patrol car. Deputy Birdsell was killed instantly and Officer Jennings succumbed to his injuries the following day.

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