A. J, Brumley, Sapulpa; Dies With Boots Off
Death Takes Last of Famed Police Brothers
Special to The Tribune
SAPULPA, Aug. 12 — Andrew
Jackson Brumley, 62, will be buried
in the Kellyville cemetery this afternoon, the first of three famous
Sapulpa police officer brothers to
die with his boots off.
Brumley died in a Sapulpa hospital Thursday, the victim of a cerebral hemmorhage suffered Monday
He was a member of the city police force from 1934 to 1944.
In 1934, his oldest brother,
Thomas Jefferson Brumley, who
had been chief of police eight
years, was killed in a battle with
a trio of outlaws on the northern outskirts of Sapulpa.
In 1923, the other brother,
Shepard E. Brumley, who had been
a peace officer 13 years was killed
when he and other officers answered
a report of .a hijacking in the Negro
Cf the original family of three
brothers and three sisters, only one
sister, Mrs. Martha Wall, Sand
The Brumley family moved to
Creek county in 1910, settling in
the Bristow, Kellyville and Sapulpa
area. Behind them was a great peace
,ficer tradition. Their mother's
• . . killed by outlaws
brother, Deputy U. S. Marshal Wiley
Shelton, was killed in a battle with
bandits in 1904.
Shep began his career as an officer in 1910, serving as a city policeman, a Frisco officer and with
the sheriff's office.
SHEPARD E. BRUMLEY
. . . killed by hijackers
He met his death Jan. 1, 1923,
when a answered a call to a cafe
where a hijacking was reportedly
taking place. As the officers approached the building, the lights
inside went off and; they were
greeted with a bait of bullets.
Shep was killed and three others
The proprietor was sent to prison under life sentence, escaped twice
and is still at large.
Tom and Jack were members of
the Bristow police force at the time.
* * *
SOON AFTER, TOM MOVED
to Sapulpa and became a member of
the police force, remaining with the
department until he, too, was killed.
Jack worked in the oil fields
after Shep's death until Tom was
killed Feb. 3, 1934. Chief Brumley
and three other officers went to
the Lee Davis farm on a tip that
it was being used as a hideout and
ran into three outlaws.
Five men died or were mortally wounded on that bloody
afternoon, including the chief,
Officer C. P. Lloyd and the three
Four days later, the Brumley
name went back on the city police
roster again as Jack and Tom's son,
Curt, took up the family's battle for
law and order.
Shep left one son and four
daughters. Tom left seven sons and
four daughters. Jack had no family.
. Tom's youngest son, Tommy,
was killed in the invasion of Leyte.
Curt spent 15 years as a peace
officer before retiring from the
sheriff's force in 1947.
A. J. (JACK) -BRUMLEY .
... his funeral today
Services were to be held In the
Owen-Landrith funeral home for
Jack Brumley at 2:30 p. m. with
Police Chief J. O. Edwards and a
detail of his men serving as pall
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