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- Aug. 21, 1966 -
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Burkes County Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: NC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Aug. 21, 1966
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 44 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Burke County Sheriff's Office - NC
150 Government Dr  
Morganton, NC   28655   USA
(828)438-5500
County: Burke
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NC   USA   Sun. Aug. 21, 1966
Summary: Sheriff David Oaks was shot and killed while assisting his deputies at a barricade situation of a man who had shot two deputies.

After the officers fired tear gas into the house, the man came out with his hand raised claiming to surrender. He then lowered his rifle and opened fire, striking Sheriff Oaks three times. The suspect fled the scene but was later apprehended without incident. He was sent to prison, was paroled, and died in 1989.

Sheriff Oaks is survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.

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