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Deputy Sheriff Alfred Alonzo Garvin County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Alfred Alonzo "Lon" Pearson

Garvin County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 12, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed by a Trooper

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Deputy Sheriff Pearson was killed when he and Deputy William Paul were attempting to apprehend a man suspected of auto theft. They were escorting the suspect to the station when he stopped his motorcycle, came to the officer's car and asked for pliers to work on his motorcycle. As Deputy Paul was getting the pliers, the suspect shot them both, killing Deputy Pearson instantly. Deputy William Paul died from his injuries three days later. The suspect was an escapee from the Correctional Institute for Men in Chino, California and was later killed by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper after a lengthy foot chase when he pulled a sawed-off shotgun on the trooper.

Deputy Sheriff Pearson, a World War I veteran and a former Police Chief of Stratford, Oklahoma, was survived by his wife, four sons, and two daughters. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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Deputy Sheriff William W. Paul
Garvin County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Saturday, February 15, 1947
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 13, 2012


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