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Special Constable Edward Ploughman | Caddo County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Caddo County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Special Constable

Edward Ploughman

Caddo County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, July 13, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Shot and killed

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Special Constable Edward Ploughman was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

He had previously attempted to serve a warrant of replevin on the former clerk of the local school district, who had refused to hand over school district records after losing an election. After refusing to hand the records over to Constable Ploughman, the constable obtained an arrest warrant for obstructing an officer.

Constable Ploughman and the director of the school district returned to the man's home and located him. Constable Ploughman told the man he was under arrest and that he was going to search the house for the records, at which point the man ran into his house.

As Constable Ploughman approached the door the man opened fire with a 25-35 Winchester rifle. Constable Ploughman attempted to take cover at the rear of the home, but the man shot him in the back, killing him. The director of the school district returned fire, killing the suspect.

Constable Ploughman was survived by his wife and three children.

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Constable Ploughman,
On today, the 112th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Caddo County.


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July 13, 2017


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