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Burrell M. Baucom - Grants Pass, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Johnny_Quest
N 42° 31.031 W 123° 21.794
10T E 470162 N 4707264
Quick Description: A memorial for an Oregon State Police officer from 1933.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 10:10:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMM4EN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
This 4x3 granite block memorial for Officer Baucom is located at the north bound Interstate 5 rest stop near Grants Pass, Or.

The text from the plaque:
"IN MEMORY OF
BURRELL M. BAUCOM
AN OFFICER AND SOLDIER- BRAVE
OF HEART, SINCERE OF PURPOSE
AND FAITHFUL TO TRUST
WHO FELL HERE JULY 1, 1933
IN PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTY,
THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED BY
HIS FELLOW MEMBERS OF
THE
OREGON STATE POLICE
AND
OREGON NATIONAL GUARD."

On July 1, 1933, Trooper Baucom was patrolling north of Grants Pass and stopped a car that had been reported stolen. When the automobile stopped, the 17-year-old driver pulled a gun and shot Trooper Baucom three times, killing him.
Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

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This is an interstate rest area open 24/7.


Entrance fees (if it applies):
0.00


Type of memorial: Monument

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