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Deputy Sheriff John R. Tabner | Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

John R. Tabner

Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 25, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/15/1908

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Deputy John Tabner succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 10 days earlier while attempting to breakup a fight between two men.

One of the men shot Deputy Tabner, who returned fire and shot the suspect. The suspect's brother then shot Deputy Tabner as well, seriously wounding him. Deputy Tabner died from the wounds almost two weeks later.

Deputy Tabner was single and had no children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 25, 2009


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