Deputy Oscar Leaverton

Deputy Oscar Leaverton

Kent County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 1974

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Oscar Leaverton

Deputy Sheriff Oscar Leaverton died after struggling with a suspect he was attempting to arrest in the town of Betterton.

He collapsed as returned to his patrol car.

Deputy Leaverton was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, three grandchildren, mother, and three sisters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Apprehended

arrest, struggle

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Rest in peace Deputy Leaverton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2022

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