Deputy Sheriff John Cross

Deputy Sheriff John Cross

Seminole County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, March 30, 1927

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John Cross

Deputy Cross was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a vehicle between Seminole and Wewoka. One of the three occupants produced a handgun and shot Deputy Cross in the abdomen twice. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day

One suspect was apprehended the next day and identified by Deputy Cross before he died of his injuries. A second suspect was apprehended a few days later. On May 11, 1927, the one Deputy Cross identified was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. On December 2, 1931, he received an eight month parole. On June 8, 1932, his received a full parole. The third suspect was shot and critically wounded by police officers in Francis, Oklahoma, on May 22, 1927.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, March 29, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1931

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of falen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2010

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