Deputy Sheriff Isaac "Art" Person

Deputy Sheriff Isaac "Art" Person

LeFlore County Sheriffs Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, December 6, 1920

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Isaac "Art" Person

Deputy Sheriff Art Person died of injuries sustained when he was assaulted earlier in the day while serving a warrant in Fort Coffee.

He and a deputized citizen, who were both unarmed, had gone to Fort Coffee to serve a warrant on a man for selling alcohol. As they entered the home they were both attacked and beaten with rifles and a hammer.

Both deputies were taken to a hospital in Fort Smith where Deputy Person died later that evening. The other deputy was seriously injured but survived.

Deputy Person had served with the LeFlore County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Not available

warrant service, alcohol violation

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My grandfather that I never got to see or create childhood memories with. I am proud of his service.

Robert Howard Person, army sgt.

February 11, 2023

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