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Officer Danny R. Vanderpool | Moore Police Department, Oklahoma Moore Police Department, Oklahoma


Danny R. Vanderpool

Moore Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, May 18, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Vanderpool was killed while working undercover in a motorcycle accident.

Officer Vanderpool had been loaned to the Edmond Police Department to pose as a high school student, working as an undercover narcotics officer. On the morning of Friday, May 18, 1979, Vanderpool was involved in a traffic accident two miles west of Highway 77, west of Guthrie. Officer Vanderpool was on duty at the time of his death working on a narcotic assignment. He apparently lost control of his motorcycle at a speed near 70 miles per hour and was thrown 125 feet. He was pronounced dead on arrival at a Guthrie hospital. The previous December, thirty-nine people had been arrested for sixty-three separate violations based upon his evidence.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 18, 2015


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