Assistant Chief of Police Oscar Wilkes

Assistant Chief of Police Oscar Wilkes

Ardmore Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, January 3, 1952

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Oscar Wilkes

Assistant Chief of Police Oscar Wilkes was shot and killed while sitting in his police car in the driveway of a home. The suspect claimed he thought that Chief Wilkes was the ex-husband of his girlfriend.

The suspect was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to one year in the county jail on March 28th, 1952.

Assistant Chief Wilkes was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, not even 60 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 3, 2012

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