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Deputy Sheriff Cleo Meeks | Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Cleo Meeks

Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, October 21, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Meeks was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant.

At about 8 P.M. he was assisting a Kiowa County deputy sheriff in serving an arrest warrant on a 19 year old man for narcotics. As the deputies approached the house the young man's father opened fire on the deputies, wounding both. Deputy Meeks was shot in the head and chest. The target of the arrest warrant dragged the wounded deputy to safety and called police and medical assistance, but he died before help could arrive. The Kiowa County deputy survived his wounds. The suspect was arrested for the deputy's murder.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on December 11, 1967.

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor and remember you on the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
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October 21, 2017


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