Deputy Sheriff Jerry Mack Beall

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Mack Beall

Payne County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, July 30, 1968

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Jerry Mack Beall

Deputy Sheriff Jerry Beall and Chief of Police Joe Rowden of the Cushing Police Department were killed after a prisoner they were transporting caused them to crash their vehicle.

The two officers were transporting two prisoners to the Payne County Jail on Highway 51 at 3:30 pm when one of the prisoners climbed over the front seat and attacked them. The vehicle crashed during the ensuing struggle, and both officers were killed in the accident.

The suspect was convicted of murder but was paroled in the 1970s.

Deputy Beall had served with the Payne County Sheriff's Office for five 5 years and had previously served with the Cushing Police Department. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Convicted

prisoner custody, transport

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55 years ago today my brother in law Jerry Mack Beall was killed while transporting prisoners. He was a Payne county Oklahoma deputy sherriff

Thomas Watson
Brother in law

July 30, 2023

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