Deputy Oscar Fullmer

Deputy Oscar Fullmer

Died on:  

August 26, 1928

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

Deputy Fullmer died in a Bingham Canyon traffic crash. During a murder investigation, the 50-year-old victim 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. Mr. Perea was married and the father of two young children. He is buried in Bingham Cemetery. Deputy Fullmer was married and the father of eight children. He is buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the citizens of Salt Lake County.

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