Julie Drengsen presents December 4 & 11, 2019
Medford, Oregon (November 19, 2019)—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.
The monthly “Windows in Time” lunchtime lectures are offered free to the public on the first and second Wednesday throughout the year from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. The Southern Oregon Historical Society and Jackson County Library Services co-sponsor the lecture series. For more information, please contact the Southern Oregon Historical Society at (541) 773-6536 or sohs.org or Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-8679 or jcls.org.
About Jackson County Library Services:
The mission of the Jackson County Library District is to connect everyone to information, ideas and each other. With 15 branches throughout the county, community meeting rooms, programs, outreach to homebound residents and to childcare centers, computer classes, free internet access, 24-hour online resources, and a staff of experts, library services touch nearly every Jackson County resident. For more information about library services and locations, visit jcls.org.