Deputy Sheriff Henry L. Harper

Deputy Sheriff Henry L. Harper

Harmon County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, September 14, 1919

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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 5, 2009

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