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Deputy Sheriff Perry Chuculate | Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Perry Chuculate

Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, August 27, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Perry Chuculate was shot and killed while searching for a stolen vehicle.

He and another deputy stopped a speeding car and as they approached it the occupants exited and opened fire with rifles. The car was occupied by a gang bank robbers, led by two brothers, who had just committed a robbery.

Deputy Chuculate had served with the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

The gang was led by the Kimes brother, who had murdered Deputy Perry Chuculate, of the Sequoyah County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Office, on August 27, 1926. The two brothers were convicted of manslaughter in connection with Deputy Chuculate's murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison. One of the brothers, Matthew Kimes, escaped from prison and continued his crime spree.

During the following year the escaped brother continued robbing banks with the Cotton Top Walker Gang, which was responsible for the murders of Patrolman Coke Buchanan, of the Borger, Texas, Police Department, on March 19, 1927; Deputy D. P. Kenyon and Deputy Almer Terry, both of the Hutchinson County, Texas, Sheriff's Department, on April 1, 1927; and Chief W. J. McAnnally of the Beggs, Oklahoma, Police Department, on May 18, 1927.

Matthew Kimes, one of the leaders of the gang, was arrested in Flagstaff, Arizona, on June 23, 1927.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 16, 2013

 

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