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About OBN - Fallen Agents


This page is dedicated to the courageous agents of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics who made the ultimate sacrifice serving the citizens of Oklahoma in the quest for a drug free state. These agents dedicated their lives to this mission, and though we will always remember how these agents died, more so, we will remember how they lived. Their sacrifice will not be forgotten. 

   
Bill Morgan - 2020

Agent Billy Fairl Morgan, 1951-1981

Agent Morgan was the pilot of a single engine fixed wing aircraft when it lost a wing causing the plane to roll out of control and crash during an aerial marijuana-spotting mission in the foothills of the Jackfork Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma. Two McAlester Police Officers on board also lost their lives. 

Died July 30, 1981  
McAlester District Office  
   
   
Bill Stewart - 2020

Agent William Ross Stewart, 1943-1985

Agent Stewart, along with other agents, were moving in to arrest a suspected methamphetamine dealer during an undercover drug operation in Woodward, Oklahoma. The suspect was sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle. As Agent Stewart approached the right rear side of the vehicle, the suspect opened fire with a 12 gauge shotgun. Agent Stewart was mortally wounded. A Woodward Police Officer was also wounded. The suspect fled the scene on foot, but he was later apprehended. The suspect was ultimately convicted.

Died May 8, 1985  
Enid District Office  
   
   
Choc Ericsson - 2020

Agent Choc Douglas Ericsson, 1967-2005

Agent Ericsson died from severe head injuries sustained while attempting to arrest a man who was suspected of driving under the influence near Woodward, Oklahoma. As Agent Ericsson attempted to extract the driver (who was resisting arrest), the vehicle accelerated. Agent Ericsson was dragged by the vehicle until he fell and was run over. The driver was subsequently apprehended and found to be under the influence of methamphetamine. The suspect was later convicted. 

Died November 18, 2005  
Woodward District Office  
Interesting Facts

  • Agents Morgan, Stewart, and Ericsson are honored for their sacrifice on the Memorial Wall at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Memorial Wall includes the names of more than 20,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty dating back to 1791.