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Deputy Sheriff Peter Gus Nebhut | Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Peter Gus Nebhut

Pontotoc County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, March 11, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/10/1921

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Peter Nebhut succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day in Ada while assisting other officers who were attempting to arrest a man for possessing illegal whiskey at the Byrd Hotel.

When the subject saw the officers he fled to the back door, where he encountered Deputy Nebhut. As the two began to struggle the subject produced a .25 caliber pistol and shot Deputy Nebhut twice. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Nebhut returned fire, striking the subject four times.

Deputy Nebhut succumbed to his wounds the following morning.

The subject was arrested and charged with Deputy Nebhut's murder. He was convicted and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Nebhut was survived by his wife and four children.

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Deputy Sheriff Nebhut,
Sir, even though its been over 92 years since you End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pontotoc County.


United States Border Patrol
December 14, 2013


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