Deputy Sheriff Sean Freedom Cookson

Deputy Sheriff Sean Freedom Cookson

Craig County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, February 27, 2017

Sean Freedom Cookson

Deputy Sheriff Sean Cookson succumbed to injuries sustained five days earlier when he was involved in a vehicle crash while en route to mandatory training.

His vehicle was involved in a four-car crash at the intersection of Highway 82 and Gideon Road, in Cherokee County. He was transported to a local hospital before being flown to St. John's Hospital, in Tulsa. He remained in the hospital until succumbing to his injuries.

Deputy Cookson had served with the Craig County Sheriff's Office for only one month. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge 9

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sean was killed at such a young age in the line of duty..

To the Cookson family, fellow officers, and all who call Sean beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Cookson gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 9, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2018

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