Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Deputy Sheriff Jerry Beall and Chief of Police Oswell Rowden, of the Cushing Police Department, were killed after a prisoner they were transporting caused them to crash their vehicle.
The two officers were transporting two prisoners to the Payne County Jail when one of the prisoners climbed over the front seat and attacked them. The vehicle crashed during the ensuing struggle. and both officers were killed in the accident.
The suspect was convicted of murder, but was paroled in the 1970s.
Deputy Beall had served with the agency for 5 years and had previously served with the Cushing Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two sons.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Chief of Police Oswell Ovid "Joe" Rowden