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Chief of Police Warren N. Smith | Bokchito Police Department, Oklahoma Bokchito Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police

Warren N. Smith

Bokchito Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, November 18, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/13/1951

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Not available

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Chief Smith was shot and killed by a man he had previously arrested.

On the evening of Tuesday, November 13, 1951, Chief Smith was in Easter’s Cafe having dinner when the shooter walked in with a 12-gauge shotgun, fired one time, striking Chief Smith with over 50 pellets in the lower right side and blowing away part of the his holster. He was carrying a grudge over a previous arrest by the chief. Chief Smith died from his wounds five days later.

The suspect was arrested at his home seven miles northeast of Bokchito the next day, convicted of the marshal’s murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 18, 2011

 

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