Trooper Houston F. "Pappy" Summers

Trooper Houston F. "Pappy" Summers

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, May 26, 1978

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Houston F. "Pappy" Summers

Trooper Summers, Trooper Billy Young, and Lieutenant James Grimes were shot and killed while attempting to apprehend two escapees who were wanted for several murders since their escape. Troopers Summers and Young were shot and killed while on a roving patrol of a county road when they came across the suspects in a recently stolen truck. Both troopers were killed in the ensuing gun battle. Lieutenant Grimes and his partner were being directed into the area by aircraft when they too were ambushed. Lieutenant Grimes was killed in the ensuing gun battle and his partner was wounded. Both suspects were eventually shot and killed by other officers.
Trooper Summers had been with the agency for 32 years.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 32 years
  • Badge 153

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both shot and killed

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