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

Carter County Sheriff's Office In Memoriam

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


Doug Durington

May 27, 1985, Healdton, Oklahoma police officer Doug Durington was killed when his police car collided with a pickup truck while in pursuit of a motorcycle.

Howard Crumley

June 28, 1970, OHP Trooper Howard Crumley was brutally slain near Lone Grove, Oklahoma.

Bobby Rudisill

December 22, 1960, Ardmore officer Bobby Rudisill was shot and killed by burglars at the Sooner Foods Store at 1213 North Washington in Ardmore.

Charles Washington

April 30, 1958, Ardmore Officer Charles Washington died from gunshot wounds he received in a 11 bullet shootout on East Main street two days previous.

Oscar Wilkes

January 3, 1952 Assistant Ardmore Police Chief Oscar Wilkes was gun down in a driveway by Ardmoreite John B. Gandy.

Theo Cobb

June 1951, Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Theo Cobb was killed while investigating a traffic accident.

Buddy Moorhead

January 1931, Buddy Moorhead was a Detective with Ardmore Police Department when he was shot and killed by Pat O’Day.

William Con Keirsey

December 1930, William Con Keirsey was the first and only Deputy Sheriff of Carter County killed in the line of duty.

M.E. “Babe” Pruitt

October 1930, M.E. “Babe” Pruitt was Constable of Gene Autry, OK when he was investigating an illegal gambling establishment at Gene Autry.

C. G. Sims

December 1921 Ardmore Police Detective C.G. Sims went to Wilson, Oklahoma to investigate a suspected bootlegging ring.

John A. Simms

May 1920, John A. Simms shot to death in front of the police station by Claude Pruitt.

Oscar Alexander

October 3, 1916, Special Officer Oscar Alexander was instantly killed when he and other officers were shot at by George and Mose Love. The Loves were pulling a wagon of whiskey with a team of mules when the officers intercepted the illegal cargo.