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Deputy Sheriff Harry Leslie Potter | Beaver County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Beaver County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Harry Leslie Potter

Beaver County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 7, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 75

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 11/30/1971

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Deputy Potter died from injuries received when he was struck while investigating a traffic accident seven days earlier.

On November 30th, Deputy Potter was directing traffic around an accident on the icy bridge over the Beaver River. A driver approaching the accident site had not noticed the accident and when he tried to stop, his vehicle began sliding on the icy bridge and struck Deputy Potter, pinning him against the bridge abutment. The officer was taken to the hospital with a broken right leg.

Deputy Potter died of complications from his injuries on Tuesday, December 7th, 1971. He was survived by his wife, four children and eighteen grandchildren.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 7, 2011

 

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