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Deputy Sheriff John Lung | Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

John Lung

Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, September 15, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Lung was shot and killed while on duty. In 1923 the suspect wanted in connection with Deputy Lung's murder along with two other men shot and killed Little Rock, Arkansas, Detective Sergeant George Moore and Detective Sergeant Luther Hay as they attempted to arrest them.

The three suspects were convicted of Detective Hay's murder and sentenced to death on September 20, 1923. On Febuary 1, 1924, the three suspects kidnaped the warden at the Arkansas State Prison, stole his car, and escaped. They released the warden five miles from the prison. Five days later two of the suspects were shot and killed and the third one was wounded in a gun battle with a posse near Redfield, Arkansas. The third suspect was executed in the electric chair on April 18, 1924.

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Detective Sergeant George W. Moore
Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 24, 1923
Cause: Gunfire

Detective Sergeant Luther C. Hay
Little Rock Police Department, Arkansas
End of Watch: Thursday, July 26, 1923
Cause: Gunfire

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

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Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 14, 2013

 

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