Deputy Sheriff William Wiley Obediah Wilson

Deputy Sheriff William Wiley Obediah Wilson

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 1922

William Wiley Obediah Wilson

Deputy Sheriff William Wilson was beaten to death by a man he had just arrested for disturbing the peace.

As he walked the man to jail, the man asked if he could go home to get a change of clothes, and Deputy Wilson permitted it. As they entered his home the man suddenly attached Deputy Wilson and beat him to death with a club.

The man was arrested and charged with murder, but was convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Deputy Wilson was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 29, 2013

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