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Officer John Harold Beasley | Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma


John Harold Beasley

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Monday, May 22, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # 0275

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/18/1933

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer John Beasley was shot and killed by a suspect he had just arrested.

Officer Beasley responded to a drunk in the alley at Fourth and Hudson. The drunk was searched and a pistol found. The drunken man then threatened to blow up officers by pushing the switch on the box strapped to his body if the pistol was taken from him. The box contained 24 sticks of dynamite. Beasley was in the back seat of a police car with the suspect when they began struggling and Officer Beasley was shot twice. Other officers then shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Beasley was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 22, 2015


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