Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Sheriff Clarence H. Phillips | Beckham County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Beckham County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma


Clarence H. Phillips

Beckham County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, June 21, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Sheriff Clarence Phillips was shot and killed in his office in retaliation for his efforts to combat illegal liquor in the county.

He was shot four times after answering a knock on his office door in the county courthouse.

Three men, including a former deputy whom Sheriff Phillips had fired, were arrested and charged with his murder. All three were sentenced to life in prison. One was paroled March 27, 1937.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 6 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

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
June 21, 2015


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

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2017 Deaths