Sheriff Clarence H. Phillips

Sheriff Clarence H. Phillips

Beckham County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, June 21, 1930

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Clarence H. Phillips

Sheriff Clarence Phillips was shot and killed in his office in retaliation for his efforts to combat illegal liquor in the county.

He was shot four times after answering a knock on his office door in the county courthouse.

Three men, including a former deputy whom Sheriff Phillips had fired, were arrested and charged with his murder. All three were sentenced to life in prison. One was paroled March 27, 1937.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

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