Kenneth Denton, Correctional Officer
Oklahoma State Reformatory
End of Watch: August 3, 1989
On August 3, 1989, Correctional Officer Kenneth Denton was transporting five inmate road crew workers in a Department of Corrections van to their work site. On Highway 9 about six miles west of Granite, Officer Denton suffered a heart attack while driving, causing him to lose control of the vehicle which struck a bridge abutment and flipped over.
Officer Denton was pronounced dead at the scene and five inmates received minor injuries.