Deputy Sheriff Arthur Emil Osborn

Deputy Sheriff Arthur Emil Osborn

Laramie County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Monday, August 1, 1927

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Arthur Emil Osborn

Deputy Arthur Osborn was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for cashing stolen bonds at a bank in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Deputy Osborn waved the suspect's car down and, as he approached, the suspect picked a gun off of the seat and shot him. The suspect, who was later shot and killed by officers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the son of the infamous female criminal Ma Barker.

Deputy Osborn was survived by his wife. He is buried in Pine Bluffs Cemetery, Pine Bluffs, Laramie County, Wyoming.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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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 86th 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013

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