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City Marshal Sim Carlton Cook | Woodville Marshal's Office, Oklahoma Woodville Marshal's Office, Oklahoma

City Marshal

Sim Carlton Cook

Woodville Marshal's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, November 21, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 7 years

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City Marshal Sim Cook was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a constable who was wanted for bootlegging. During the arrest attempt the two began to struggle and Marshal Cook was shot in the face.

On June 1st, 1935, the suspect was convicted of Marshal Cook's murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison. His conviction was overturned and he received a new trial. On November 13th, 1936, he was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to seven years.

Marshal Cook had served with the Woodville Marshal's Office for ten years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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Rest in peace City Marshal Cook, Your courage will be remembered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
November 22, 2014

 

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