Police Officer Larry William Cantrell

Police Officer Larry William Cantrell

Sapulpa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 31, 2005

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Larry William Cantrell

Officer Larry Cantrell was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call of a burglary in progress.

Officer Cantrell was on patrol when he received the burglary call. He was en route on Highway 66 with his lights and sirens on when a vehicle pulled out in front of him. In an attempt to avoid a collision, Officer Cantrell veered off the road, but his patrol car flipped over. Officer Cantrell was air lifted to Tulsa Hospital, but died from his injuries.

Patrolman Cantrell's father, who was participating in a ride along and sitting in the front passenger seat of the patrol car, was also killed in the accident.

Officer Cantrell had previously served with the Vinita Police Department and spent 11 years in the United States Navy.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 339
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I looked up the definition of reflection. Serious thought or consideration. Well, I do a lot of that, especially when I think of Charles and larry. I reflect on my ability to say and do what Jesus wants. I am forever grateful for the time I had with these two wonderful, precious godly men who made this life a true gift. I hope John, Carrie, Andrea and Keli will be able to reflect on my life one day with even half the joy. I love you


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