Undersheriff Grover Fulkerson

Undersheriff Grover Fulkerson

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1917

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Grover Fulkerson

Undersheriff Grover Fulkerson was shot and killed while attempting to stop a vehicle that was running bootleg liquor. The suspect was apprehended, charged with murder, but convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to four years. He was released under a $20,000 bond pending his appeal. A few days later he shot and killed Deputy James Coffee, of the Wilbarger County Sheriff's Department, Texas, when he stopped him for running liquor out of his county and across the Oklahoma border. He was convicted of Deputy Coffee's murder and sentenced to 99 years. His sentence was later reduced to 12 years and he was released in 1925. Texas authorities failed to tell Oklahoma authorities he had been released. He was arrested several days later in Sapula, Oklahoma, and sent to Mcallister Penitentiary to serve his four years.

Undersheriff Fulkerson was survived by his wife and three children. He was predeceased by a fourth son.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in peace Undersheriff Fulkerson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 24, 2021

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