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HOWARD V TRAFTON

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Rank: Sheriff
Panel: 43-E: 14
Department: Santa Cruz County, California, S.O.
End of Watch: September 5, 1925
Cause: Gunfire
Age: 54
Years of Service: 22

Description: Attempting an arrest of mentally deranged individual. Shot while trying to serve commitment papers on a demented man. Under Sheriff Richard Rountree was also killed in incident.