Okfuskee County Deputy Killed In Crash Laid To Rest

Monday, September 16th 2013, 5:01 pm
By: News On 6

An Okfuskee County sheriff's deputy killed in the line of duty was laid to rest Monday.

Family, friends, and officers from several police agencies paid their respects to Deputy David Allford Monday morning in Wetumka.

The Army veteran was remembered for his giving spirit, and as someone whose word could be depended on.

Allford had been in Oklahoma law enforcement since 2000, and leaves behind a wife and two children.

He died last week in a fiery crash, while responding to a call for help from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

OHP says a tire blew out on Allford's SUV, causing it to flip. He was ejected.

Two people contacted us, saying they saw bald tires on the SUV, and that Allford told them earlier his seatbelt didn't work. The Okfuskee County Sheriff disputes that.

The highway patrol is investigating.

9/12/2013 Related Story: Friend Says Okfuskee County Deputy's Tires Were Bald Day Of Fatal Wreck