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1910: Police Sergeant (Filetus Eleven Wanless) of Portland, Oregon takes a bullet through his coat sleeve while subduing a prisoner

The San Francisco Call, 26 Dec 1910 - Fugitive Killed In A Running Battle - Prisoner Fires at Policeman and Flees; Is Shot
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Portland, Dec 25th - Bringing to an end a running battle which started early today when Patrolman Hinzon and Police Sergeant Wandless attempted to disperse a crowd of brawlers at Third and Couch streets, Hinzon shot one of the men through the head, killing him instantly. Wandless and Hinzon had ordered the men to move on and all but two responded. These two showing fight, Hinzon took one into custody and Wandless started to do the same with the other. Wandless' prisoner whipped out a revolver and fired at the officer, one shot going through Wandless' coat sleeve. The man started to run, the officers in close pursuit, and the fugitive was shot.


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