Deputy Sheriff Joseph Lewis Latimer

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Lewis Latimer

Cotton County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, October 19, 1995

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Joseph Lewis Latimer

Deputy Latimer was killed in an accident as he responded to a call to back up officers involved in a gang shootout at SH 65 and Central Street.

On the evening of Oct. 18, Deputy Latimer was assisting Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troopers investigate a traffic collision just north of Temple, Oklahoma. During the investigation, Temple Police requested assistance in dealing with a large crowd at the scene of a drive-by shooting. Deputy Latimer radioed that he was responding to assist the Temple officers. The dispatcher then lost radio contact with him. A short time later, a Temple officer found Deputy Latimer's wrecked patrol car. Deputy Latimer had been thrown 15 feet from the vehicle. He was airlifted to a hospital in Lawton but was pronounced dead on arrival on the morning of October 19.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 208

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 18, 1995

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I am the nephew of of sheriff Joseph Latimer that is where I got my time from thank you for the post that you said about him and the thing you said to our family. I am a teenage

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March 21, 2013

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