Police Officer Larry William Cantrell

Police Officer Larry William Cantrell

Sapulpa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 31, 2005

Larry William Cantrell

Officer Larry Cantrell was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call of a burglary in progress.

Officer Cantrell was on patrol when he received the burglary call. He was en route on Highway 66 with his lights and sirens on when a vehicle pulled out in front of him. In an attempt to avoid a collision, Officer Cantrell veered off the road, but his patrol car flipped over. Officer Cantrell was air lifted to Tulsa Hospital, but died from his injuries.

Patrolman Cantrell's father, who was participating in a ride along and sitting in the front passenger seat of the patrol car, was also killed in the accident.

Officer Cantrell had previously served with the Vinita Police Department and spent 11 years in the United States Navy.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 339
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

Most Recent Reflection

View all 259 Reflections

This is why it is so important when there are emergency vehicles with their sirens and lights flashing on a call they are going very fast they don't want to hit you because they're endangering themselves and you so please please I tell people this I told a man this that came here due to Hurricane Katrina and he said he wondered why we pulled over and I said to him first of all they're going very fast and you don't want them to hit you. Second of all think if it were your loved one that they were going to assist wouldn't you want them to get there as fast as possible please please everybody pull over when you see an emergency vehicle. I offer my deepest condolences to the Cantrell family may the peace of God surround you and comfort your hearts and souls in the name of Jesus Amen.

Janalle Wallace(Citizen)
Not affiliated.

September 16, 2018

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.