Deputy Sheriff William H. Singletary

Deputy Sheriff William H. Singletary

Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 1899

William H. Singletary

Deputy William Singletary was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for being drunk at a public gathering. The suspect produced a handgun and shot him in the head.

Deputy Singletary was survived by his wife and five children. He is buried at the family cemetery west of Sentinal, Oklahoma.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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William H. Singletary was my great grandfather. His only living daughter, Ina Isola Singletary Cates was my precious grandmother. He must have been a very loving father and husband. It took courage to be a lawman in such a wild and untamed territory. I am proud to be his great grand-daughter and am looking forward to the day I meet him.

Elena Cates
Security Training Instructor

December 31, 2015

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