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Deputy Sheriff James Ernest Fields | Osage County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Osage County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

James Ernest Fields

Osage County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, April 14, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Jim Fields suffered a fatal attack after breaking up a fight and arresting one of the subjects.

He had just served court papers on a subject in a cafe in Pawhuska. While speaking to the cafe owner another patron informed him that there was a fight in front of the business. Deputy Fields went outside and observed another man stomping on the subject whom he had just served the papers on.

As Deputy Fields attempted to arrest the subject the man attempted to punch him. Deputy Fields then drew his gun, struck the subject with him to subdue him, and then placed him in handcuffs. He then placed the man in his car before collapsing.

Deputy Fields was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Deputy Sheriff Fields,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Osage County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
April 14, 2016


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