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Deputy Sheriff Spear Cushman Crossley | Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Spear Cushman Crossley

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, June 15, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Deputy Crossley was shot and killed by Oklahoma City officers in a case of mistaken identity. Deputy Crossley had stopped a stolen vehicle and determined that the driver was a fugitive. Deputy Crossley arrested the man and drove him to the county jail.

Deputy Crossley then returned to the car with other deputies to remove it from the sand. During the time that Deputy Crossley had taken the prisoner to jail Oklahoma City police officers had noticed the stolen car and setup surveillance. When the county deputies returned to the scene the city officer and county deputies mistook each other for the car thieves and a shootout ensued. Deputy Crossley was fatally wounded during the shootout.

Deputy Crossley had served in law enforcement for 22 years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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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
Texas
June 15, 2015

 

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