Police Officer Jerry St. Clair

Police Officer Jerry St. Clair

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, September 2, 1946

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Jerry St. Clair

Officer St. Clair succumbed to gunshot wounds received three days earlier in a shootout with a robbery suspect at 1st Street and Harvard Avenue.
During the investigation Detective Sylvester Cormack and Detective Ben Johnston were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest two men wanted in connection with Officer St. Clair's murder. One of those suspects was apprehended at the scene and the second was apprehended in Idaho.

The suspect who murdered Officer St. Clair was later apprehended in California. He was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on November 17, 1949.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 31, 1946
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1949

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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 67th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 15, 2013

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