Also in Ashland Library on December 11th
Julie Drengson will present “The Amazing and All-Too Short Career of Sheriff August Singler" on Wednesday, December 4 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, December 11 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at both locations.
August Singler was a Medford Police Constable and for a brief time he was the Jackson County Sheriff, until he was killed in the line of duty in April 1913. From the serious to the sublime, from murder to runaway lovers, Officer Singler was involved in many types of cases. He was called Sherlock Holmes and Sleuth Singler for the way that he pursued clues and perpetrators in the name of justice. His life and career were cut short while attempting to arrest a young man wanted for robbery. Singler was survived by a wife and eight young children. He is remembered by family who still live in the Valley, and for the August D. Singler Plaza at the Justice Building.
Julie Drengson is a reference librarian for Jackson County Library Services, specializing in history and genealogy. She has worked for the Library system for 32 years in various capacities. She received her Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology from Moorhead State University in Minnesota, and her Master’s degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. She enjoys playing handbells at various places in the Valley.