Deputy Sheriff Clyde Ray Harrison

Deputy Sheriff Clyde Ray Harrison

McCurtain County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, October 11, 1963

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Clyde Ray Harrison

Deputy Clyde Harrison was shot and killed following a pursuit on Highway 259, six miles south of Smithville, at approximately 11:25 am.

The pursuit started when he attempted to stop a vehicle for reckless driving. The subject suddenly stopped and opened fire on Deputy Harrison with a 30-30 rifle, striking him in the chest.

The subject was arrested, convinced, and sentenced to life in prison. Despite escaping prison in 1972 and not being captured until 1977, he was paroled in 1979.

Deputy Harrison had served with the McCurtain County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.

He is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Released on parole


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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 50th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater

November 9, 2013

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