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Officer Jess Sosbee | Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

Officer

Jess Sosbee

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, December 2, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/1/1922

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Officer Jess Sosbee and his partner were ambushed in the 400 block of East Grand Street by two men. Officer Sosbee suffered fatal wounds and died the next day. His partner suffered a gunshot wound but survived.

Two men were arrested and charged with Officer Sosbee's murder. They stated that they ambushed the officers because they wanted to kill a police officer. One of the subject was sentenced to five years in prison and the other was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Officer Sosbee was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th 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, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 25, 2011

 

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