Deputy Sheriff William W. Paul

Deputy Sheriff William W. Paul

Garvin County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, February 15, 1947

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William W. Paul

Deputy Paul was injured when he and Deputy Alfred Pearson were attempting to apprehend a man suspected of auto theft. They were escorting the suspect to the station when he stopped his motorcycle, came to the officer's car and asked for pliers to work on his motorcycle. As Deputy Paul was getting the pliers, the suspect shot them both, killing Deputy Alfred Pearson instantly. Deputy Paul died from his injuries three days later. The suspect was an escapee from the Correctional Institute for Men in Chino, California and was later killed by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper after a lengthy foot chase when he pulled a sawed-off shotgun on the trooper.

Deputy Paul was survived by his wife and two sons.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 12, 1947
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Paul,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Garvin County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 15, 2022

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