Caddo Shooting Site Aerial Photo

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Death Site for Convicts and OHP Trooper

Oklahoma prison escapees Claude Eugene Dennis and Michael Lancaster took the path as shown by the dotted line to this residence in Caddo where they were quickly surrounded and killed by state highway patrol troopers in a bloody gunfight Friday. The convicts were reportedly hiding between the pickup and camper sitting in this residence's driveway. Before the men were killed, however, they shot and killed OHP Lt. Pat Grimes and wounded trooper Hoyt Hughes. A short time earlier the convicts shot and killed two other troopers on a Bryan County road. The house, belonging to the Earnest Slack family, was unoccupied when the shooting occurred. Photo and caption from the Tulsa World, date unknown ... Aerial Photo by David Heckell

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Courtesy of the Caddo Indian Territory Museum and Library