Police Officer Ed Yoakum

Police Officer Ed Yoakum

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, October 27, 1920

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Ed Yoakum

Officer Ed Yoakum was shot and killed by a home-owner while responding to a burglary call. As he approached the back of the residence he apprehended the burglar who was leaving. The home-owner, who was not fully awake, opened fire and fatally wounded Officer Yoakum.

Officer Yoakum had previously served with the United States Army during World War I. He is buried at Vineyard Grove Cemetery in Fannin County, Texas.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 13
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not tried for the shooting

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Officer Yoakum,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

October 27, 2020

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