Probation Officer Joseph Matison DeLozier

Probation Officer Joseph Matison DeLozier

United States Courts Probation and Pretrial Services, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, September 9, 1935

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Joseph Matison DeLozier

Federal Probation Officer J.M. (Matt) Delozier was en route to Tulsa, Oklahoma, on official business for Federal Judge Franklin E. Kennamer and had stopped at a Supulpa, Oklahoma, filling station to refuel his car.

As he exited his vehicle his weapon fell to the pavement and discharged, striking him in the thigh and severing an artery. Officer DeLozier succumbed to his injuries at 3:00 p.m.

Officer DeLozier was survived by his wife, three daughters, one son, and his parents.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Location Oklahoma

accidental discharge

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