Deputy Oscar Fullmer

Deputy Oscar Fullmer

End of Watch: 

August 26, 1928

Age: 50
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Accidental: Vehicle Accident

Deputy Oscar Fullmer died in a Bingham Canyon traffic crash. 

During a murder investigation, Deputy Fullmer and Hispanic civilian interpreter Paul Perea were descending the canyon in a vehicle at a high rate of speed. Deputy Fullmer failed to negotiate a curve near Black Rock Canyon. The vehicle plunged into a steep ravine and overturned several times, killing both men. Deputy Fullmer was married and the father of eight children. He is buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery.  Mr. Perea was married and the father of two young children. He is buried in Bingham Cemetery.

The bronze memorial name plaque of Deputy Oscar Fullmer is sponsored by the Citizens of Salt Lake County.

Fallen Officers