Sheriff John Berry (left) came to Lewis County as a child in 1889. He first served on the Chehalis police force, married the principal of the state girls' reformatory school in Grand Mound and was elected sheriff in 1912 and again in 1916. It appears Sheriff Berry attempted to avoid the trouble on November 11, 1919 but was unsuccessfull. He was, in fact, out of town on that day after having escorted a prisoner to California. Tom Morgan (right) who had quit the IWW in 1917 was in the Roderick Hotel on November 11. He willingly talked to prosecutors following the massacre which they interpreted as a confession and was subsequently labelled a stool pigeon by the IWW. He was not prosecuted and was a witness for the prosecution at the trial.