Thursday, May 20, 2010

Deputy Winford M. Pattillo

Deputy Sheriff Winford Mickey "Odel" Pattillo
Bexar County Sheriff's Department, TX
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
End of Watch: Monday, June 09, 1969
Date of Incident: Friday, June 06, 1969
Age: 57
Badge Number: 429
Tour of Duty: Not available
Suspect Info: N/A
Weapon Used: N/A
Buried: Sunset Memorial Park
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
TPOM: 07, B, 02

On June 06, 1969 Deputy Winford Odel "Mickey" Pattillo's patrol car smashed into a 1,500 pound bull on Pearsall Road. Reserve Deputy Larry Cheever was a passenger in the patrol car. The bull had wandered onto Pearsall Road. The impact knocked the bull into the hood and sent it crashing into the windshield and over the roof of the car. Deputy Pattillo suffered massive internal head injuries. Reserve Deputy Cheever suffered minor injuries in the accident. Deputy Pattillo died at a local hospital on June 9, 1969 as a result of a traffic accident.

Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Ann Pattillo and one son. Deputy Pattillo was a member of Irwin Daylight Lodge AF & AM and had a Masonic ceremony at his gravesite. -----source San Antonio Light

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