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Deputy Sheriff James Robert Lindsey | Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

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James Robert Lindsey

Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, November 14, 1926

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Age: 42

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Deputy Sheriff James Lindsey was accidentally shot and killed by a Lincoln County deputy sheriff in Meeker, Oklahoma.

Deputy Lindsey and two other Pottawatomie County deputies had gone to Meeker while searching for several suspects. They went to Deputy Lindsey's place of business to ask for his assistance since they had crossed into Lincoln County. The Lincoln County deputy started explaining that several bandits had recently tried to rob him but he had thwarted them by pulling out his gun. He began to reenact the scene but accidentally discharged his revolver when he pulled it out.

The round struck Deputy Lindsey in the head, killing him. The Lincoln County deputy was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Deputy Lindsey was survived by his wife and three children.

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Deputy Sheriff Lindsey,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pottawatomie County.


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November 14, 2016


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