Police Officer Alan Yerton

Police Officer Alan Yerton

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, December 24, 1959

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Alan Yerton

Officer Yerton was killed when he collided with a car that pulled out in front of him. He was traveling side-by-side with another police car when he hit the car, lost control, jumped the curb, hit a building, then came back onto the street and hit the other police car.

The 46-year-old driver fled from the scene but was later arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident and manslaughter. The grand jury refused to indict him on the manslaughter charge. In court the driver said he lost his memory after he was hit and did not remember the accident. He was acquitted of leaving the scene of an accident.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Acquitted

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RIP sir.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

July 2, 2020

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