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Police Officer William Ada Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer

William "Bill" Pytchlyn

Ada Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 27, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/11/1934

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Pytchlyn was shot by one of two robbery suspects in the North Broadway area on Sunday evening, November 11th. Both suspects were armed and when Officer Pytchlyn attempted to disarm them, he was shot in the arm and the chest. Officer Pytchlyn died from his wounds 16 days later.

Both subjects were arrested, charged with manslaughter, and later released after posting a $500 bond. The shooter was sentenced to prison.

Officer Pytchlyn had been commissioned slightly over a month before.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 27, 2011


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