Deputy Sheriff Webster Reece

Deputy Sheriff Webster Reece

Muskogee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 1932

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Webster Reece

Deputy Sheriff Webster Reece and Officer Frank Edwards, of the Tahlequah Police Department, were shot and killed at a roadblock 20 miles south of Tahlequah at about 4:00 am.

The roadblock had been setup to stop three men wanted for murder. When the vehicle stopped at the roadblock a shootout ensued and both officers were struck.

Deputy Reece was killed instantly and Officer Edwards was mortally wounded. Officer Edwards contracted pneumonia and succumbed to the wounds on October 25, 1932.

During the shootout one suspect was killed and the other two escaped. The next day they shot it out with a posse of more than 20 officers and men. Deputy J. Hurt Flippin of the Rogers County Sheriff's Office and Special Deputy Andrew McGinnis of the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office were shot and killed. Both suspects were also shot and killed.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 17, 2012

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