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Chief of Police Thomas Jefferson Brumley | Sapulpa Police Department, Oklahoma Sapulpa Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police

Thomas Jefferson Brumley

Sapulpa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, February 3, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief of Police Thomas Brumley was shot and killed as he and other officers were searching for armed robbery suspects.

The officers had received information that the suspects would be hiding in a small house north of town. The officers had already checked two houses and were approaching the third when two men came out holding guns. The officers opened fire, killing both men. Chief Brumley, who was covering the rear of the house, was shot and killed by a suspect hiding in the basement.

The man fled the scene and then shot and killed Officer Charles Lloyd during the ensuing search. The suspect was shot and killed by posse members the following morning.

Chief Brumley's brother, Patrolman Sheppard Brumley, was also shot and killed in the line duty while serving with the Sapulpa Police Department.

He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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