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Caddo County Sheriffs Office

201 West Oklahoma
Anadarko, OK 73005

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Dispatch: (405) 247-5700

In Memoriam

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


Frank E. Smith

Frank E. Smith

1/15/1902


Sheriff Frank Smith and Deputy Sheriff George Beck were shot and killed while they and a third deputy attempted to arrest five horse thieves in a cabin approximately halfway between Anadarko and Fort Cobb.

The suspects opened fire on the deputies, wounding Deputy Beck. Sheriff Smith was able to make it to the front door of the home but was shot when he kicked the door in and entered the house. Deputy Beck continued fighting until he was killed.

The suspects were members of the notorious Casey Gang. Two suspects were apprehended a few days later. Both were convicted of manslaughter. One was sentenced to three years and the other to eight years in the Kansas Penitentiary. One of the subjects was shot and killed by deputies near Wewoka on February 21st, 1902. The other two were shot and killed by deputies at Cleo Springs on November 3rd, 1902.

Sheriff Smith had served with the Caddo County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


George Beck

George Beck

1/15/1902


Deputy Sheriff George Beck and Sheriff Frank Smith were shot and killed while they and a third deputy attempted to arrest five horse thieves in a cabin approximately halfway between Anadarko and Fort Cobb.

The suspects opened fire on the deputies, wounding Deputy Beck. Sheriff Smith was able to make it to the front door of the home but was shot when he kicked the door in and entered the house. Deputy Beck continued fighting until he was killed.

The suspects were members of the notorious Casey Gang. Two suspects were apprehended a few days later. Both were convicted of manslaughter. One was sentenced to three years and the other to eight years in the Kansas Penitentiary. One of the subjects was shot and killed by deputies near Wewoka on February 21st, 1902. The other two were shot and killed by deputies at Cleo Springs on November 3rd, 1902.

Deputy Beck had served with the Caddo County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his parents, five brothers, and three sisters.