Police Officer Ulysses Sterling Lenox

Police Officer Ulysses Sterling Lenox

Drumright Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, July 2, 1924

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Ulysses Sterling Lenox

Officer Ulysses Lenox was shot and killed as he and three other officers searched for bank robbery suspects who were reported to be heading in their direction. The four officers were riding in one car.

They spotted the suspect vehicle driving towards them and as they attempted to turn around, the suspects opened fire on them. Officer Lenox and the Drumright police chief were both wounded. A county deputy was injured by flying glass. Officer Lenox succumbed to his wounds within the hour. No one was ever arrested.

Officer Lenox was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Officer Lenox, I just left the theater after viewing ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ where one of the Osage killers, Blackie Thompson is arrested subsequent to the robbing of the Drumright Bank and you killing.

My great-grandfather, Neil McWhirt was a bank robber in Thompson’s gang. I pray he was not responsible for your death or the wounding of your partners.

I’ve been a cop for 44 years, and have buried cops I knew.

Thank you for your service to the people of Lenox and the state of Oklahoma. May God grant you eternal rest and May His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. KW Moreland
Arapahoe Community College, PD (ret. LAPD)

October 21, 2023

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