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Deputy Sheriff James Sam Shelley

Osage County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, May 11, 1921

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Sam Shelley

Deputy Sheriff Shelley,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Osage County.


United States Border Patrol

May 11, 2021

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 11, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary of your death. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 11, 2012

Deputy Shelly -

My Osage family is from Pawhuska, and there's no doubt my white grandfather and Osage Grandmother were about that area while you served. Based upon his history, you may have even...shall we say...crossed paths. Those were tough times, indeed, and men like you hopefully protected the (newly, oil-wealthy) Osage people who were being ripped-off, and often killed, for their money.

I thank you for the service you provided in those very difficult days. May God grant you eternal rest.

Ofcr. K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Monument CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

July 26, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Shelley,
It has taken almost 84 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Osage County.


April 2, 2005

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