Type of Officer: Police Officer Jurisdiction: Lawrence County: Douglas Death Date: 4/24/1931 Added to Memorial: 1987 Circumstances of Death: Gunshot Officer Howe had stopped a driver who was swerving his car on the road. Howe did not know that the driver, Oney Knight, was an escaped murderer from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Howe approached the car on foot. As he reached the car, Knight stepped out and shot the officer twice. Howe’s partner, John Ingals, fired at the escaping fugitive but failed to stop him.