08/01/2005

Okla. officer and his father killed in crash

Officer Down: Larry Cantrell - [Sapulpa, Oklahoma]

Update: Report released in officer's death

Biographical Info

Age: 34

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Cantrell was killed when his patrol car veered off the road and rolled over. His father, Charles Cantrell, who was participating in a ride-along was also killed. The crash is still under investigation.

Date of Incident: August 1, 2005


SAPULPA, Okla. - An entire police department is in mourning following the tragic crash that killed a local officer on duty. Sadly, the officer's father was also killed. It happened shortly after midnight on Highway 66 in Sapulpa.

Authorities say the officer was speeding to a call. We're told the officer's father was on a ride-along with his son, when their cruiser was forced to veer off the road at a high speed, eventually flipping over.

Police say there was a second car involved. But, to what extent is still under investigation. In the dark, you could barely make out the silhouette of a helicopter. With no time to waste, Officer Larry Cantrell was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital.

For full story, visit: Sapulpa Police Officer And His Father Killed In Early Morning Crash

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