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Constable David Thomas Palmer | Pumpkin Center Police Department, Oklahoma Pumpkin Center Police Department, Oklahoma

Constable

David Thomas Palmer

Pumpkin Center Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 8, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 40 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Constable Palmer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three armed robbery suspects. When he encountered the suspects he ordered them to put their hands up. Two of the men complied by the third opened fire with a handgun, striking Constable Palmer in the neck.
Pumpkin Center is a small town located in Seminole County.
Constable Palmer had been in law enforcement for nearly 40 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

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My cousin whom I just found on Ancestry.com - how proud I am to be related to such a hero as you! God bless you for your 40 years of service to the public.

Cheri Robertson
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April 4, 2017

 

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