Deputy Sheriff John Doyle Lawrence

Deputy Sheriff John Doyle Lawrence

Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, May 20, 1957

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John Doyle Lawrence

Deputy Sheriff John Lawrence was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a vehicle driven by a man who had just shot and wounded two state troopers.

They located the car near North Miami and followed it on a rural road before stopping it approximately one mile west of the city. As the officers approached the car the suspect exited and opened fire, striking Deputy Lawrence in the neck. Deputy Lawrence's partner was able to return fire and wound the suspect.

The suspect was later found in his home, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputy Lawrence had served with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

shots fired call, traffic stop

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

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