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Assistant Chief Henry Klaber | Okmulgee Police Department, Oklahoma Okmulgee Police Department, Oklahoma

Assistant Chief

Henry Klaber

Okmulgee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, November 15, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Assistant Chief Klaber, Special Officer Felix Chapman, and Sheriff William Robinson, of the Okmulgee County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed after responding to man's shack regarding complaints of the day's fishing catch. Assistant Chief Klaber was the first officer to arrive and was shot and killed. Special Officer Chapman, who had been deputized by Assistant Chief Klaber, picked up Assistant Chief Klaber's weapon and fired at the suspect. The suspect returned fire and killed Officer Chapman and Officer Chapman's brother, who was accompany the officers.

Sheriff Robinson was then shot and killed when he arrived as well. Over a 500 shots were fired in the exchange. Two other law enforcement officers and three civilians were wounded. The suspect was finally killed when the house next door to his house was set on fire. The fire spread to his house and he was burned to death.

Assistant Chief Klaber had been with the agency for seven months and was survived by his wife and four children.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Sheriff William Edgar Robinson
Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Sunday, November 15, 1908
Cause: Gunfire

Special Officer Felix Chapman
Okmulgee Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Sunday, November 15, 1908
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 15, 2010

 

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