Sheriff Sam Houston Randolph

Sheriff Sam Houston Randolph

Love County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, May 25, 1934

Sam Houston Randolph

Sheriff Sam Randolph was shot and killed by a county constable who was upset with him over a recent murder investigation. The constable was upset because he felt he deserved more credit for obtaining the suspect's confession.

The constable approached the sheriff in a local grocery store as the sheriff was campaigning for re-election. In the ensuing argument the constable produced a gun and shot Sheriff Randolph in the chest.

The constable was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to five years in prison.

Sheriff Randolph was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years

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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

May 25, 2015

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