Chief of Police Warren N. Smith

Chief of Police Warren N. Smith

Bokchito Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, November 18, 1951

Warren N. Smith

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.

Bio

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 13, 1951
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not available

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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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