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Deputy Constable Albert Turner | Latimer County Constable's Office, Oklahoma Latimer County Constable's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Constable

Albert Turner

Latimer County Constable's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, June 25, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/24/1909

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Lynched

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Deputy Constable Albert Turner was shot and killed inside the courthouse in Wilburton while guarding a prisoner.

The man had been arrested on a misdemeanor warrant and was taken to court to appear before the judge for trial. During the trial the defendant was able to get close to the head constable and disarm him. The subject then opened fire, wounding Deputy Constable Turner. A second deputy constable was able to return fire and wounded the man.

The prisoner was placed in the jail, where an angry mob of citizens removed him and lynched him.

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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 25, 2015


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