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Okla. Deputy Killed After High-Speed Blowout

September 13, 2013  | 

Photo via Okfuskee County SO.
Photo via Okfuskee County SO.
An Okfuskee County (Okla.) Sheriff's deputy died Wednesday in a rollover crash while responding to assist a state trooper attempting to arrest a drunk driver.

Deputy David Allford, 37, was heading west on Interstate 40 when the front left tire on his marked Chevy Tahoe suffered a blowout, causing the deputy to lose control of the vehicle, reports KFOR. The Tahoe left the roadway, struck a cable barrier, and overturned. Deputy Allford was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Allford, a U.S. Army veteran, had been a police officer in Oklahoma since 2000. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

"Words cannot express the depth of our sorrow and we ask you to join us in praying for David's wife Becky and their two children Shelby and Wyatt," Sheriff Jack Choate said in a statement.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Code 3 Driving, Police Vehicle Accidents, Okfuskee County (Okla.) Sheriff


Comments (7)

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TheRookie @ 9/13/2013 3:57 PM

E.O.W., Deputy Allford your Brothers & Sisters in Blue have it from here. Thank you for your service to this country, and your community. Allford family thank you for sharing Deputy Allford so he could Protect & Serve his community. R.I.P.

GP Cobb @ 9/13/2013 7:02 PM

"Deputy Allford was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene."
Makes ya go hummmmmmmmm...........

CPT. Zarr @ 9/13/2013 9:44 PM

GP Cobb For some reason your remark does not seem appropriate at this time. I understand where you're coming from and there will be a time to ask that question but for now let's pray for the family that has lost a love one and for the department that has lost one of their own. May the good Lord hold his family in his loving arms and comfort them. David Allford you will be missed.

MyNameIsNobody @ 9/14/2013 5:23 AM

GP Cobb might not have said it tactfully, but it is still the truth. WEAR YOUR SEATBELT. Anytime an officer dies, we ought to learn whatever we can from that. And if a lesson learned from David Allford's death saves someone else's life, it makes David's life all the more meaningful.

Trigger @ 9/16/2013 10:26 AM

Brother David, thank you for your service to this Great County and to citizens of Oklahoma. May the Good Lord hold you and your family close.

stu @ 9/17/2013 7:52 AM

sad to hear but why dont cops wear a seat belt ? lets issue them rediculous tickets

TERRY F. ZECH(RET) VAPD @ 9/19/2013 12:04 PM

Rest in peace Deputy Allford. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

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