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Deputy Sheriff Dewitt Clinton Cooley | Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Dewitt Clinton Cooley

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 15, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object; Pipe

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Dewitt Cooley was killed while checking the locks on the cells in the jail. One of the prisoners had managed to pry open his cell door with a crowbar and struck Deputy Cooley from behind. Deputy Cooley lay unconscious for several hours until his wife came to the jail and found him. She was also attacked by the three escaping prisoners.

The suspect was convicted of Deputy Cooley's murder and sentenced to life.

Deputy Cooley had been with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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I am doing a family history project and he is in my family on my moms side of the family I would appreciate it if I could get more info then I have on him it would help a lot

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August 24, 2016

 

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