Officer Defford Thomas "D.J." Oyebi, Jr.

Officer Defford Thomas "D.J." Oyebi, Jr.

Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma Police, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, December 20, 1998

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Defford Thomas "D.J." Oyebi, Jr.

Officer Defford Oyebi was killed in a two-vehicle crash while he was responding to another accident.

His patrol car went out of control on the rain-slicked U.S. 177, 2.3 miles north of State Highway 15 West, in Noble County. The patrol car crossed the centerline and was struck in the passenger side by a northbound vehicle. Officer Oyebi was pronounced dead at the scene along with a passenger in the other car. The driver of the other car was admitted to the hospital in serious condition.

Officer Oyebi had served with the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Police for two years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, son, mother, and sister.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Oklahoma

emergency response

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Fourteen years seems like a long time but it was only yesterday that we were out shooting on Dad's land. I miss you brother and not a day goes by that I don't see you next to Dad. Mom is forever missing you and thinks of you endlessly. Court, Carrie, and Tyler are all that you wanted them to be. We love you. Always in our hearts.

Angela Oyebi-Heim

December 21, 2012

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