Honoring Service And Sacrifice
Memorial Remembrance - Poor: July 26th
On December 2nd, 2016 the King County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a memorial honoring the 18 members of our department who lost their lives in the line of duty since the founding of the KCSO in 1853.
On the anniversary of the passing of Deputy George W. Poor, we want to take a moment and honor his memory.
Deputy George W. Poor: July 26, 1891
On Sunday, July 26, 1891, Deputy George Poor of the King County Sheriff's Office went to Skagit County to assist a federal customs inspector. Customs was investigating the report of illegal Chinese immigrants who had been smuggled into Washington from Canada.
After Deputy Poor and the inspector took the group of immigrants into custody, they escorted them back into Sedro-Woolley. As they conducted the escort, another customs inspector ambushed Deputy Poor and the inspector in a case of mistaken identity.
Deputy Poor died from gunshot wounds. Our thoughts are with their respective families and friends as we pay tribute to them on this day.
Be well. Stay safe -
Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht