City Marshal William Oscar Alexander

City Marshal William Oscar Alexander

Hoxbar Marshal's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, September 1, 1916

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William Oscar Alexander

Marshal Alexander was shot and killed while he and three other lawmen attempted to stop a wagon they suspected of carrying illegal whiskey. The men on the wagon opened fire with shotguns and fatally wounded Marshal Alexander.

One of the suspects was shot and wounded in the return fire and taken into custody. Several other suspects were also taken into custody within oen day.

Marshal Alexander's killer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 8 years in prison.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 8 years

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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 97th anniversary year 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 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
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 13, 2013

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