Seminole County Sheriffs Office Oklahoma
211 E 2nd Street
Wewoka, OK 74884

For emergencies dial 911
Office: (405) 257-5445

In Memoriam

The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office remembers the following deputies who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty:


Deputy Sheriff Robbie Chase Whitebird

Deputy Sheriff Robbie Chase Whitebird

7/26/2009


Deputies Robbie Whitebird and Marvin Williams were shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

Deputies Williams, Whitebird, and an officer from the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police Department, were approaching the front door of the target location when they were fired on. Both deputies were struck by the gunfire.

After being wounded, Deputy Whitebird fell into the home. Other deputies entered the home and pulled him to safety, however he succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Deputy Williams succumbed to his wounds while being flown to a hospital in Oklahoma City.

The suspect surrendered a short time later after barricading himself in his home. On March 12, 2012, the subject pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and several other charges. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Deputy Whitebird had served with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office for 15 months. He is survived by his brothers and fiance.

BIO

  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge 6708

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Deputy Sheriff Marvin Gene Williams

Deputy Sheriff Marvin Gene Williams

7/26/2009


MARVIN GENE WILLIAMS

Deputies Marvin Williams and Robbie Whitebird were shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant.

Deputies Williams, Whitebird, and an officer from the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police Department, were approaching the front door of the target location when they were fired on. Both deputies were struck by the gunfire.

After being wounded, Deputy Whitebird fell into the home. Other deputies entered the home and pulled him to safety, however he succumbed to his wounds at the scene. Deputy Williams succumbed to his wounds while being flown to a hospital in Oklahoma City.

The suspect surrendered a short time later after barricading himself in his home. On March 12, 2012, the subject pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and several other charges. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Deputy Williams had served with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife, son, three daughters, and three grandchildren.

BIO

  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 6703

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life

Deputy Sheriff Eric Nicholson

Deputy Sheriff Eric Nicholson

1/10/1945


Deputy Nicholson was shot and killed while walking a prisoner to jail. He had arrested the man outside of a theater on suspicion of check forgery. As the two walked to the jail the man produced a .38 caliber handgun and shot Deputy Nicholson twice.

The suspect was sentenced to death and later executed.

Deputy Nicholson was survived by his wife and children.

BIO

  • Age: 43
  • Tour: Not available
  • Badge: Not available

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun: .38 caliber
  • Offender: Executed

Constable David Samuel "Sam" Robertson

Constable David Samuel "Sam" Robertson

12/11/1929


Constable Sam Robertson was shot and killed while raiding a poker game in Wolf Township. After arriving at the location he informed everyone there to report to him the following day, instead of arresting them that night.

While talking to the men the game's lookout guard returned to the home and observed Constable Robertson. He immediately opened fire, fatally wounding the constable.

The suspect was later arrested. He plead guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Constable Robertson was survived by his wife and eight children.

BIO

  • Age: 41
  • Tour: Not available
  • Badge: Not available

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Tuesday, December 10, 1929
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: Sentenced to life

Constable David Thomas Palmer

Constable David Thomas Palmer

1/08/1929


Constable Palmer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three armed robbery suspects. When he encountered the suspects he ordered them to put their hands up. Two of the men complied by the third opened fire with a handgun, striking Constable Palmer in the neck.

The suspect was apprehended in Seminole County on February 4, 1929, and charged with Constable Palmer's murder.

Pumpkin Center is a small town located in Seminole County.

Constable Palmer had been in law enforcement for nearly 40 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

BIO

  • Age: 59
  • Tour: 40 years
  • Badge: Not available

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: Apprehended

Deputy Sheriff Thomas E. Majors

Deputy Sheriff Thomas E. Majors

10/01/1927


Deputy Sheriff Thomas Majors was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while attempting to arrest an escapee from a rooming house in Wilsonville.

A scuffle ensued between Deputy Majors and the suspect during which other officer attempted to shoot the suspect, but accidentally struck Deputy Majors in the head.

Deputy Majors had served with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

BIO

  • Age: 40
  • Tour: 5 years
  • Badge Not available

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause: Gunfire (Inadvertent)

Deputy Sheriff John Cross

Deputy Sheriff John Cross

3/30/1927


Deputy Cross was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a vehicle between Seminole and Wewoka. One of the three occupants produced a handgun and shot Deputy Cross in the abdomen twice. He was taken to a local hospital where he died the following day

One suspect was apprehended the next day and identified by Deputy Cross before he died of his injuries. A second suspect was apprehended a few days later. On May 11, 1927, one was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. The third suspect was shot and critically wounded by police officers in Francis, Oklahoma, on May 22, 1927.
 

BIO

  • Age: 40
  • Tour: Not available
  • Badge: Not available

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Incident Date: Tuesday, March 29, 1927
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: Apprehended

Deputy Sheriff John Dennis

Deputy Sheriff John Dennis

11/01/1913


Deputy John Dennis was shot and killed as he and two other deputies attempted to arrest a murder suspect. The man produced a gun during the arrest and shot Deputy Dennis in the hip. Deputy Dennis bled to death a short time later.

Three days later the suspect was captured by a posse and brought to Wewoka where he was seized by an angry mob and hanged from a telegraph pole.

Deputy Dennis had served with the Seminole County Sheriff's Department for 6 years and was survived by his wife and seven children. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma.

BIO

  • Age: 42
  • Tour: 6 years
  • Badge: Not available

INCIDENT DETAILS

  • Cause: Gunfire
  • Weapon: Handgun
  • Offender: lynched