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

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.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location Oklahoma

accidental discharge

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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 78th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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

May 2, 2013

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