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Name of deputy killed in 1917 to go on memorial

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MEDFORD, OR (KPTV) -

The name of a Jackson County deputy who was killed nearly 100 years ago will be added to the Oregon Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Salem.

The Board on Public Safety Standards and Training has unanimously approved adding Charles Basye to the list of more than 170 Oregon law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty since the 1880s.

The Mail Tribune newspaper (http://is.gd/GGKyfr ) reports that Basye was fatally beaten in June 1917 by a prisoner escaping from the county jail in Jacksonville.

His name will be added to the Salem memorial during the annual ceremony honoring fallen law enforcement officers on May 6, 2014.

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