Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
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Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy Burton Brewer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had just killed Marshal Thomas Adkins, of the Dewar Police Department, and Auxiliary Officer Walter Hembree, of the Henryetta Police Department. The suspect was then shot and wounded by the chief of the Morris Police Department.
The 20-year-old suspect was convicted of two counts of capital murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later overturned and he was then sentenced to life in prison. He has a parole hearing in June of 2016.
Deputy Brewer retired from the Okmulgee Fire Department after 21 years of service. He then became a private detective in Tulsa for a time before joining the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Department where he had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.