Carter County Sheriff's Office
100 South Washington
Ardmore, OK 74056
For emergencies dial 911
Main Line (580) 223-6014
Detention Center (580) 221-5505
Fax Line (580) 221-5520

History of The Carter County Sheriff's Office

Carter County Sheriff’s Office has a long history. Thanks to the hard work of local historian Butch Bridges, we can share our history.


Carter County Sheriff’s Office Group Photo – 1975

Group picture of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in 1975

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First Town Marshal of Dickson, OK Appointed

Full-Time Town Marshal on Job – Dickson Speeders Advised

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Ardmore Police Officers – 1970

A circa photo of 7 Ardmore Police officers

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Ardmore Police Department Group Photo 1963

Group photo of the Ardmore Police Department taken in 1963

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Carter County Sheriff’s Office 1935 – Group Photo

Group picture of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in 1935.

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Nephew of the President of Mexico Dies

Carter County Deputies Bill Guess and Cecil Crosby stopped a car on “E” St NW. Inside the car was the nephew of the Mexican President and two other youths. A shooting ensued and the president’s nephew was fatally shot by Guess. The shooting created an international incident, prompting a letter of regret from President Hoover to President Rubio of Mexico.

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Ada, Oklahoma Mystic Finds Body

Body of Alton Edgar, Who Disappeared From His Home Near Madill on Night of Oct. 7, Is Found in Ravine South of Madill With Bullet Wound in Head.

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Sheriff of Carter County, Ewing London, was indicted by a Grand Jury. London was temporaily removed from office

The elected Sheriff of Carter County, Ewing London, was indicted by a Grand Jury. London was temporarily removed from office and James Cruce was appointed Sheriff.

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1922-Bud Ballew Killed at Wichita Falls, Texas

Bud Ballew, former deputy sheriff and stockman of this county, was shot to death at Witchita Falls last Friday by J.W. McCormick, former Texas Ranger, and now chief of police of that City.

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Deputy Sheriff Bud Ballew kills Ex-U.S. Marshal Dow Braziel.

Ex-Deputy U.S. Marshal Dow Braziel Killed by Carter County Deputy Bud Ballew

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1916 – Prisoners put to work in Carter County

Prisoners in the Carter County jail help fill the demand for workers on Carter County roadways.

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1912 Sheriff and Chief Deputy Oil Painting

1912-Sheriff Buck Garrett and Chief Deputy Bud Ballew oil painting in Ponder’s Restaurant.

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1910 Chief Buck Garrett takes office as Sheriff of Carter County

1910-Police Chief Buck Garrett along with Ardmore police officers in front of the Ardmore Police Station before resigning as Cheif in December of 1910 to be the Sheriff of Carter County

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