Deputy Sheriff Harry Leslie Potter

Deputy Sheriff Harry Leslie Potter

Beaver County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, December 7, 1971

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Harry Leslie Potter

Deputy Potter died from injuries received when he was struck while investigating a traffic accident seven days earlier.

On November 30th, Deputy Potter was directing traffic around an accident on the icy bridge over the Beaver River. A driver approaching the accident site had not noticed the accident and when he tried to stop, his vehicle began sliding on the icy bridge and struck Deputy Potter, pinning him against the bridge abutment. The officer was taken to the hospital with a broken right leg.

Deputy Potter died of complications from his injuries on Tuesday, December 7th, 1971. He was survived by his wife, four children and eighteen grandchildren.


  • Age 75
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 30, 1971

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I was 10 years old when you died, and I miss you still. Rest in Peace Grandpa.

William Scott Orr

November 6, 2017

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