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 - One Officer Slain, Another Wounded in Gun Fight...
One Officer Slain, Another Wounded in Gun Fight With Bank Bandits in Oklahoma I Drumright Policeman Dies on Way to Hospital and Town's Police Police Chief May Die Fr«m Wounds—Battle Follows Robbery of Avery Bank, in Which Three Desperadoes Get $1,500— No TraciB of Trio Is Found. Drumright, Okla., July 2.—One Drumright officer was killed and another was probably fatally wounded In a gun battle between Drumright Drumright city and county officers and three bandits who robbed the Avery State bank at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Avery Js .seven miles south of Cushlng. The scene of the battle was one and one-half miles northeast of Drumright. The officer killed was V. S; Lenox, Drumi-ight police officer. Jack Ar'y, Drumright chief of police, who may die from his wounds, was aliot through the stomach, arm and leg. It is hot known whether any of the bandits were killed or woundea. Licnox 'died on the way to the Drumright hospital, where A-ry was taken. W. D. Norris, deputy sheriff, suffered cuts about the head from flying glass- when the bandits' bullets bullets shattered the windshield of his car. A. F. Cline, the remaining offi­ cer of the Drumright squad, was not wounded. When the news of the battle reached Drumright, later, a posse was formed and went in search of the robbers who escaped in an automobile. automobile. A checkup late today revealed that the bandits' loot amounted to about ?1,500, bank officials said. St. ings

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 03 Jul 1924, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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