Choc Douglas Ericsson, Agent

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs 

 Ericsson had been a State Narcotics agent for five years when on the evening of Friday, November11, 2005, his wife Glenda and their three young children ran into their home and told him that a man in a pickup had tried to run her off the road and had followed them home. When Agent Ericsson, 38, went outside to investigate, he saw the pickup parked in their driveway. Upon seeing Ericsson come out of the house the driver backed out of the driveway and started to drive off. Agent Ericsson got in his OBNDD vehicle and started after the pickup which pulled over when Ericsson engaged the police lights on his state vehicle.
After confronting the driver, Leslie Don Vance, 29, outside the pickup Agent Ericsson soon realized that he was dealing with a man high on methamphetamine. Vance became combative and dove back into his pickup. Agent Ericsson apparently thought Vance was going for a gun and tried to grab Vance but he pushed the gas and started driving off, dragging Agent Ericsson. Agent Ericsson was able to shoot Vance once in the chest before he fell and was run over by the pickup. Agent Ericsson suffered severe head injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The wounded Vance, was arrested a short distance away and also transported to the hospital. Agent Ericsson died about 6 p.m. the next Friday, November 18th from his injuries.

 


Billy Fairl Morgan, Agent

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control

On Thursday morning, July 30, 1981, Agent Morgan, 29, was piloting a leased single-engine airplane looking for marijuana patches in Pittsburg County along with McAlester Police Department Corporal Ronnie Fox, 38, and Detective David Sheehan, 28. About 8:20 A.M. the plane came out of a cloud bank and Morgan had to put the plane in a steep climb to avoid a mountain. During the climb both wings cracked and the left wing fell off. The plane crashed in the foothills of the Jack Fork Mountains, six miles northeast of Daisy, just inside Pittsburg County killing all three officers.

 



William Ross Stewart, Agent 

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control 

About 10 P.M. on the evening of Wednesday, May 8, 1985, Agent Stewart, along with OBNDD Agent Jim Dempewolf and Woodward Police Officer Mark Chumley, was conducting an undercover drug investigation in Woodward.  The officers were finishing an undercover purchase of amphetamines from Marshall Ellis outside of a Long John Silver’s Restaurant. Ellis opened fire on the officers with a 12-guage shotgun when they identified themselves as police officers. Agent Stewart was killed and Officer Chumley was wounded.  Ellis’s girlfriend, who was sitting the car with him at the time, received a minor wound from the officer’s return fire. Within a couple of hours Ellis was arrested a few blocks from the crime scene. Ellis was charged with murder, two counts of Shooting with Intent to Kill, and Distributing a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

Stewart had previously been a Deputy Sheriff in Mendocino County, California where he earned the reputation as “the most dangerous narc in America.” In 1985 he became the head of the Enid office of the OBNDD.  He was a 3 ½ year veteran of the OBNDD. Agent Stewart was survived by his wife and three daughters.