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Assistant Chief of Police Silas W. Cope | Wewoka Police Department, Oklahoma Wewoka Police Department, Oklahoma

Assistant Chief of Police

Silas W. Cope

Wewoka Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, January 29, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Assistant Chief of Police Silas Cope was shot and killed in Saint Louis, Oklahoma, while he and a Seminole County deputy were returning to Wewoka after taking a mental patient to the state hospital in Norman.

The two officers had stopped at a restaurant in Saint Louis to eat dinner. As they left the restaurant after eating they were ambushed by a bootlegger. Assistant Chief Cope was mortally wounded and died at a local hospital 90 minutes later. The deputy returned fire but did not strike the suspect.

The man was arrested and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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I am vincent virgen cruz iv silas w . Cope is my great great grandpa sy cope is my grandpa I live in arizona. I'm very thankful to here how wonderful and brave my great great grandpa was .

Vincent virgen cruz iv
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March 2, 2017


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