11/21/2005

Okla. agent run over by meth user succumbs to injuries

Officer Down: Choc Douglas Ericsson - [Woodward County, Oklahoma]

Biographical Info

Age: 38

Additional Info: Agent Ericsson was with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Agent Ericsson was dragged from a vehicle while trying to subdue a drug suspect. He later died of his injuries.

Date of Incident: November 11, 2005


By Carrie Coppernoll, The Oklahoman

WOODWARD, Okla.- A funeral will be held Tuesday for a state narcotics agent who died Friday of massive head injuries he received a week earlier when he was run over by a driver reportedly high on methamphetamine.

Undercover agent Choc Douglas Ericsson, 38, died shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, said Mark Woodward, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control.

Ericsson was run over Nov. 11 by a vehicle driven by Leslie Don Vance, 29, after a struggle near Ericsson's home, Woodward said. Ericsson shot Vance once in the side just before he was run over. Vance is in an Oklahoma City hospital, but Woodward declined to say where he is or what his condition is.

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