Deputy Sheriff John Sanders

Deputy Sheriff John Sanders

Adair County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, September 14, 1915

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John Sanders

Deputy Sheriff John Sanders was shot and killed while and another deputy attempted to arrest a man for illegally selling whiskey at a stomp dance in Chewey, Oklahoma.

The other deputy was seriously wounded in the shootout. Six subjects were arrested after the shooting. The man who murdered Deputy Sanders was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation

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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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