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Oscar S. Harp


Rank: Deputy Sheriff
Department: Sawyer County, Wisconsin, S.D.
End of Watch: October 8, 1910
Cause: Gunfire
Age: 32
Years of Service: Unknown

Description: Deputy Harp, accompanied by fellow deputies, were attempting to arrest a man wanted in a shooting incident. As the deputies approached the residence where the suspect had barricaded himself, they were met with a hail of gunfire. Deputy Harp was struck once in the head and died at the scene. After a stand-off that lasted several days, the suspect finally surrendered.

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