Deputy Sheriff John Branson

Deputy Sheriff John Branson

Mayes County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, August 13, 1911

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John Branson

Deputy Branson succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was thrown from a horse drawn buggy. He and another deputy were transporting a prisoner from Adair to the jail in Pryor Creek. During the ride the horse was spooked and bolted. Both deputies were thrown from the buggy and Deputy Branson sustained a serious head injury. He remained unconscious until his death two days later.

Deputy Branson had just appointed as a deputy and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related
  • Incident Date Friday, August 11, 1911

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