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Deputy Sheriff John Branson | Mayes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Mayes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

John Branson

Mayes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, August 13, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Animal related

Incident Date: 8/11/1911

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Deputy Branson succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was thrown from a horse drawn buggy. He and another deputy were transporting a prisoner from Adair to the jail in Pryor Creek. During the ride the horse was spooked and bolted. Both deputies were thrown from the buggy and Deputy Branson sustained a serious head injury. He remained unconscious until his death two days later.

Deputy Branson had just appointed as a deputy and was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
August 13, 2010


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