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Deputy Sheriff Ben F. Pearson | Atoka County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Atoka County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Ben F. Pearson

Atoka County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, October 14, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Never apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Ben Pearson was shot and killed while attempted to arrest a drunk man who was brandishing a pistol at a dance. The suspect shot Deputy Pearson twice in the torso, killing him.

The suspect fled the dance hall and was never apprehended.

Deputy Pearson was survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
October 14, 2013

 

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