Deputy Sheriff Henry L. Harper

Deputy Sheriff Henry L. Harper

Harmon County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, September 14, 1919

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Henry L. Harper

Deputy Henry Harper was shot and killed as he and a justice of the peace escorted two prisoners to jail. One of the men asked to retrieve his coat and was given permission to do so.

When he grabbed his coat he pulled a revolver from it and shot Deputy Harper twice. The justice of the peace was able to return fire. Both suspects were convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Harper was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

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