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Chief of Police Hubert Dermott Police Department, Arkansas

Chief of Police

Hubert "Bill" Payne

Dermott Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Monday, August 29, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/29/1977

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Chief Payne was shot and killed with his own pistol while attempting to arrest a man for creating a disturbance. The suspect fled from the scene in Chief Payne's police car. Minutes later he was arrested after officers shot out his tires when he ran through a police road block.

The suspect was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Chief Payne served with the U.S. military police for 20 years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 20, 2013

 

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