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Deputy Sheriff Pleas Yargee | Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Pleas Yargee

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 27, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/18/1909

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: All arrested

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Deputy Yargee was shot when he attempted to stop a gambler who was fleecing a young drunken boy out of his money. Seeing that the boy was intoxicated Deputy Yargee told the gambler to stop. The suspect drew a gun and shots were exchanged. The suspect was shot and arrested. Deputy Yargee was shot and wounded in the hand.
Deputy Yargee was brought to his house to recover but blood poisoning set in. Deputy Yargee was taken to the West Side Hospital for treatment. His right arm was amputated at the shoulder, but failed to save him. Deputy Yargee died from blood poisoning and gangrene from his wounds

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Yesterday, on the 100th anniversary of Deputy Yargee's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Yargee is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department
October 28, 2009


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