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“Bravery is not the absence of fear, but action (the mastery of it) in the face of fear.” — John Berridge

James E. Wilson

James E. Wilson

End of Watch: 5/31/1935

Age 42
Tour 6 months

Deputy James Wilson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men and two women who had robbed a bank in Elgin.

Deputy Wilson and officers from three jurisdictions had trailed two suspects to a farmhouse 11 miles outside of town. Deputy Wilson and two officers entered the house and were met by a hail of gunfire. Deputy Wilson was later found with 15 gunshot wounds. The other two deputies were wounded, and the owner of the house, who was being held hostage, was shot and killed. The two male suspects, shot and wounded, were taken custody along with their two female companions.

During the previous week, the same suspects shot and killed Policeman George Loper of the Pauls Valley Police Department while he was on his beat.

The two men were convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair June 10, 1937. One of the women was sentenced to five years and the other to 10 years for their participation in the bank robbery.

Deputy Wilson had been employed with the Grady County Sheriff's Office for six months and is survived by his wife and six children.

Green Pryor William Cude

Green Pryor William Cude

End of Watch: 4/19/1909

Age: 36

Deputy Sheriff Green Cude was shot and killed as he and another deputy attempted to arrest an armed man.

The man had arrived at a house, armed with a shotgun, and ordered everyone to leave the home. When the two deputies arrived, they located the man sitting on the porch holding the shotgun. After talking with the man for several minutes, Deputy Cude believed he could talk the man into surrendering and agreed to go into the house with him alone.

When Deputy Cude got within reach of the man he attempted to grab the shotgun, but the man fired, striking him in the chest and face.

The other deputy went to obtain help. As the posse neared the home, the suspect ran into a nearby field where he was shot and killed by the posse.

Deputy Wilson was survived by his five children.