Patrolman Sargent M. Willis

Patrolman Sargent M. Willis

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, April 23, 1930

Sargent M. Willis

Patrolman Sargent Willis was killed when illegal bootlegging material exploded when he and other officers raided a still. During the raid a container of gasoline exploded. Patrolman Willis succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Patrolman Willis had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion
  • Incident Date Tuesday, April 22, 1930

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 79th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 79 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


March 28, 2009

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