In Memoriam

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office remembers the following deputies who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty:

Frank Lee Roy Chapman

Frank Lee Roy Chapman


Franklin Lee Roy Chapman (Frank) passed from this life on Friday April 9, 2021 in his home near Agra, OK surrounded by family.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday April 13, 2021 at the General Assembly and Church of the First Born in Parkland, OK. Bro, Devin Greenfield and Bro. David Thompson will be officiating. Interment will follow at Parkland Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing, Oklahoma.
Frank was born to Roy and Nelda Moore Chapman on September 16, 1954 in Grand Junction, CO. He grew up in Harrisburg, OR, graduating from Harrisburg Union High School in 1973. After graduation Frank joined the United States Marine Corps. where he proudly served his country for 6 years. While stationed in Japan, serving as Marine Corps Military Police, he came to Oklahoma on leave to visit his family in 1975. During that visit he met the love of his life, Tawanna McEntire and a year later married on October 1, 1976. They made their first home in Anaheim, CA as he finished his tour of duty with the Marine Corps. After his honorable discharge in 1977 they moved to Chandler, OK. He began his civilian life working for National Standard in Stillwater, OK. Frank missed being in service and pursued a career in Law Enforcement. Frank and Tawanna moved to Cushing, OK where he worked as a police dispatcher for the City of Cushing. There he met Yale police chief Floyd (Hoppy) Hopkins. Chief Hopkins hired Frank as a patrolman for the City of Yale. Frank and his family moved to Yale, OK in 1978. Frank served on the Yale Police Force from 1978 to 1982. Realizing how very difficult it was to support a family of four on a patrolman's salary he found employment with MerCruiser in Stillwater, OK and worked for them from 1985 to 2000. In 2002, Frank and Tawanna moved to Parkland, OK. In 2005, Frank joined the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff. After 16 years, he retired on January 31, 2021. In December 2020 he was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award from Lincoln County Law Enforcement. Frank loved his law enforcement family and serving Lincoln County.
Frank was baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn on May 19, 1964 by Bro. Dale Moore in Halsey, OR.
Frank leaves behind his wife of 44 years Tawanna Chapman; one daughter, Amanda Fisher and husband Rodney Fisher of DeWitt, AR; one son, Kevin Chapman of Agra, OK. Five grandchildren, Madison Chapman, Fisher Chapman, Griffin Chapman, Lynsie Fisher and Kaylie Fisher; his mother, Nelda Chapman Wright of Grand Junction, CO; two brothers, Dwayne Chapman and wife Jennifer of Hasting, NE; Joseph Chapman and wife Angie of Montrose, CO; many nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Frank was preceded in death by father, Roy Chapman; two sisters, Lawana Chapman and Donna Molloy.

William (Bill) Alen Hawley

William (Bill) Alen Hawley


William Alen Hawley, Known as Bill, returned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, after a valiant battle with a sudden and unexpected illness, at the age of 56.

Bill is survived by his brother Jack Hawley of Chandler Oklahoma, Jack’s wife Quanah, their daughter Tiffany and son William Hawley and brother Dale Hawley of Aurora Colorado, Dale’s wife Kerry and their son Brian and daughter Ashlyn Hawley. He is preceded in death by his parents William (Bill Sr.) and Reola Hawley of Cortez Colorado.

Bill was born on April 23, 1963, in Cortez Colorado, and was the first of three boys where he embodied the role of big brother to Jack and Dale as they were growing up. He graduated high school in Cortez. Colorado and then moved to Chandler. Oklahoma where he married and worked various jobs. He relocated to Red River, New Mexico to manage a motel and this is where he embarked on his law enforcement career as a Deputy Marshall for several years. 

He took a break from law enforcement and returned to Oklahoma where he managed hotels in Chandler and then in Tulsa, Oklahoma then, newly divorced, he moved to Mesa Arizona where cared for his ailing mother and worked in the technology manufacturing industry. After his mothers passing, Bill returned to Chandler where he resumed his law enforcement career by becoming a Lincoln County Deputy Sheriff and was known as a fierce defender and peacemaker, he cherished his family and was loved and respected by most of those he met along the way.

He recently met his long term goal of purchasing his own home in Stroud
Oklahoma where he resided with his faithful and loyal dogs Rusty and Summit until his hospitalization and untimely passing and will be forever missed by his family, friends, and law enforcement family.

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor


Patrick Taylor of Chandler, Oklahoma, passed away on November 15, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of 46 years.

Patrick Taylor was born on September 14, 1973, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was the son of Jerry and Linda Taylor. Patrick had one brother, Dempsey Taylor and two sisters Julie Taylor and Kris Thomason. He went to grade school in several different towns but would graduate from Chandler High School. Patrick was married to Danielle (Harvey) Taylor for twenty-three years and had three sons, Lane Harvey, Joshua Taylor and Jeremiah Taylor. Patrick has one grandson, Kenneth Simon. Patrick worked as a dispatcher for many years before serving 3 ½ years in the Army National Guard. He would go on to work as a police officer for Davenport, Oklahoma, where he became the assistant Police Chief and City Council member. Patrick also worked as a police officer for Stroud Police Department and Sac and Fox Tribal Police department, finally becoming a Deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. At the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Patrick worked as a Deputy and then as an investigator before being promoted to Captain and Jail Administrator. He worked tirelessly, through extreme illness even, making sure that he gave his very best to the county. He was passionate about his work and the people he encountered along the way. In addition to his love for Law Enforcement, he was highly skilled with computers and technology in general.

Patrick had few hobbies that weren’t related to Law Enforcement or computers and spare time was few and far between. Even from his sickbed or the hospital, Patrick worked remotely on day to day matters for the jail. It was his job but it was also his hobby and it made him happy. He wasn’t satisfied to leave it be while he was ill. He wasn’t content unless he was giving absolutely everything he had. He was driven in this way but he also loved the people involved in his Law Enforcement life style and he left an impression on everyone he came in contact with. Patrick was kind, compassionate and reliable, making him a wonderful friend and husband.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Danielle Taylor of Chandler; two sons, Lane Harvey and Joshua Taylor both of Chandler; one grandson Kenneth Simon of Chandler; his father, Jerry Taylor of Chandler; one brother Dempsey Taylor and his wife Crystal Taylor of Shawnee; two sisters Kris Thomason of Powder, Texas, and Julie Taylor of Chandler.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Hope Taylor; and one son Jeremiah Scott Taylor.

David Wayne 'Dave' Sokolowski

David Wayne 'Dave' Sokolowski


David Wayne 'Dave' Sokolowski, Chandler, Oklahoma, resident was born June 4, 1960, in Chicago, Illinois, and departed this life on August 19, 2017, in Chandler, at the age of 57 years.

David was the son of Richard and Theresa (Shepski) Sokolowski.

At the time of his passing, he was working as a Deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department and was the co-owner of Energy Security Services.

Sheriff Lewis Palmer "Lew" Wallace

Sheriff Lewis Palmer "Lew" Wallace


Sheriff Lew Wallace was shot and killed by a posseman after being mistaken for an armed subject.

A posse had been formed to search for a man who had stolen a car in Meeker. The posse had pursued the suspect into some heavy underbrush. As members of the posse followed the subject into the underbrush Sheriff Wallace attempted to flank him by going around the area.

As the posse came through the underbrush one of the men saw Sheriff Wallace and, believing he was the subject reaching for a gun, shot him in the chest with a shotgun.

Sheriff Wallace was transported to a hospital where he remained for three days until succumbing to the wound. Before passing away the sheriff pleaded that the posseman not be charged in connection with his death.

Sheriff Wallace had previously served in World War I with the United States Army and is buried in New Hope Cemetery in Meeker, Oklahoma.

Sheriff George Edward Arnold

Sheriff George Edward Arnold


Sheriff Arnold was shot and killed while investigating two suspicious men near a city park at 0830 hours. When Sheriff Arnold grabbed hold of one of the men the man produced a .22 caliber handgun and shot the sheriff in the head.

The two men were convicted of Sheriff Arnold's murder.