The Logan County Sheriff’s Office remembers the following deputies who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty:
Deputy Sheriff David Wade was shot and killed at approximately 8:30 am as he attempted to serve an eviction notice at a residence near the intersection of CR 66 and Midwest Boulevard, outside of Mulhall, Oklahoma.
He encountered three subjects at the residence and began checking their identifications. One of the subjects opened fire on Deputy Wade, striking him multiple times. The man then stole Deputy Wade's patrol truck and fled the scene. He then abandoned the vehicle and carjacked a citizen in a nearby town. The subject was taken into custody several hours later.
Deputy Wade was able to radio for backup after he was shot. He was flown to a hospital in Oklahoma City where he passed away several hours later while in surgery.
Deputy Wade was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Logan County Sheriff's Office for three years. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Deputy Sheriff Edward Wright suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to an emergency call involving an emotionally disturbed person who had burned down his house.
The subject had been released from the hospital and was being transported by Deputy Wright, who suffered a fatal heart attack near the intersection of Division Street and Industrial Road. An off-duty deputy who was riding with Deputy Wright was able to grab the wheel of the patrol car and get it stopped safely. The off-duty deputy and other responding officers performed CPR while Deputy Wright, who was transported to a local hospital.
Deputy Wright had served with the Logan County Sheriff's Office for 2-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife and four young children.
Officer Humphrey was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to stop a traffic violator at 1500 hours. An oncoming car turned in front of him, causing him to swerve and strike the following car head-on.
Officer Humphrey had been with the agency for six weeks. He was survived by his wife and three children.
Jailer Jerry Emerson was shot and killed by a prisoner making his escape from the Logan County Jail in Guthrie.
The prisoner, a man arrested for bigamy, was shot and wounded by Jailer Emerson as he collapsed. Jailer Emerson's wife also returned fire hitting the suspect once. The suspect was found several hours later under a house in Guthrie, suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and groin.
It was later discovered that the owner of the house was a woman who was infatuated with the suspect and had smuggled him the gun he used. The suspect was convicted of Jailer Emerson's murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was pardoned by Governor Charles N. Haskell at some point during is administration from 1907 to 1911.