Deputy Sheriff Sean David Earp

Deputy Sheriff Sean David Earp

Mayes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 27, 1997

Sean David Earp

Deputy Sean Earp was killed in an accident while responding to the scene of a man with a gun call. Deputy Earp was at home with his family when the call came out. He called from home to respond to the incident since he lived nearby and the on-duty deputy was on the other side of the county. He responded to the location and informed dispatch that the suspect was already gone and that he was going to attempt to locate him. That was the last radio traffic received from him. Dispatch then received calls about a major accident near the scene. Deputy Earp was killed in that accident.

He had been a reserve deputy and dispatcher for the department prior to becoming a deputy. He is survived by his family.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge 14

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Sean & I met thru the Sheriffs office around '95-'96. We graduated from the same CLEET academy. We carpooled to the Academy in Tahlequah together 2 nights a week for 4 months, Sean shared many dreams, wishes, and likes.. Sean spoke often of getting into business, but struggled with his Law Enforcement calling.. His love of Law Enforcement was 2nd only to his love of his Mother & family. He often spoke of her on our weekly trips to Tahlequah. He was so Proud when Sheriff Berry offered him the full-time deputy position. Sean will always be remembered by me as one of the most genuine, caring, selfless , good-hearted friends i'll ever know. I'll never forget our friendship or the positive impact you made on me...
Rest in Peace Brother.

Sgt Tom Cravens

November 16, 2017

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