The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating family members of all 16 King County Sheriff’s deputies who have been killed in the line of duty since the county was created in 1852.
The Sheriff’s Office will be dedicating a memorial to the deputies at 10am on Dec. 2 at the King County Courthouse and would like family members of the fallen deputies to be present during the historic unveiling.
If you are a family member or relative of one of these fallen deputies, please contact Captain Greg Thomas at
The fallen Deputies are (in alphabetical order);

Deputy Donald A. Armeni
End of watch: September 15, 1954
Deputy Mark William Brown
End of Watch: February 27, 1999
Deputy William G. Cherry
End of Watch: March 6, 1853
Deputy Richard S. Cochran II
End of watch: May 22, 1991
Deputy Steve E. Cox
End of Watch: December 2, 2006
Deputy Richard Anthony Herzog
End of Watch: June 22, 2002
Detective Sergeant Samuel A. Hicks
End of watch: June 24, 1982
Deputy Thomas Meehan
End of watch: November 13, 1935
Deputy George Poor
End of Watch: July 26, 1891
Detective Michael L. Raburn
End of watch: March 27, 1984
Deputy Robert Carl Scott
End of Watch: April 4, 1920
Deputy Norman F. Silkworth
End of Watch: March 7, 1952
Special Deputy Steve Watson
End of Watch: July 9, 1934
Deputy John Williams
End of watch: March 18, 1903
Sheriff Louis V. Wyckoff
End of watch: January 20, 1882
Deputy Posseman Cornelius Rowley
End of Watch: July 4, 1902


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One reply on “Sheriff’s Office seeking help locating family members of fallen Deputies”

  1. What a sweet thing to do! I surely wish that I knew any or all of the relatives of the fallen deputies. I sincerely hope that you find them. I will look forward to seeing the memorial once it has been unveiled.

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