Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Compier

Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Compier

Hughes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, April 10, 1926

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Mitchell Compier

Deputy Compier and Officer Weldon Wilson, of the Wetumka Police Department, were shot and killed while transporting a man to jail. They had just arrested the man for illegally selling whiskey. The man was able to gain control of Officer Wilson's revolver and shoot both officers.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of two counts of murder, and sentenced to death. A year later the Oklahoma Court of Appeals said the prosecuting attorney was prejudice and granted the suspect a new trial. He was convicted of two counts of murder and sentence to two life terms. He was paroled on June 21, 1944. He died in 1971.

Deputy Compier had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1944

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 10, 2012

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