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Patrolman William A. West | Cushing Police Department, Oklahoma Cushing Police Department, Oklahoma


William A. West

Cushing Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, July 18, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman William West was shot and killed while searching for several men who had robbed a citizen earlier in the day. While searching a dark garage Patrolman West was shot in the leg and heart.

Five men were apprehended and charged in connection with Patrolman West's murder.

Patrolman West had been with the agency for two years; he had previously served with the United States Army in Germany during World War I. He was survived by his wife and child and is buried at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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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 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 11, 2013


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