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June 13, 2014

Jerry Prather dead at 66

Former Rogers County Sheriff dies in Tulsa Hospital


Longtime lawman and retired Rogers County Sheriff Jerry Prather passed away late Thursday night at the age of 66.

According to Alan McElwain with MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Prather passed away shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

No cause of death was cited, but Prather had been in the hospital in recent weeks, McElwain said. 

Prather had served in law enforcement for 37 years, 25 of those with the Claremore Police Department, and the last 12 as sheriff of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, from where he retired in 2008.

A full article about Prather’s life and death will appear in Sunday’s edition of the Progress.

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