Special Officer William W. Garrett

Special Officer William W. Garrett

Fort Worth and Denver Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, September 12, 1927

William W. Garrett

Special Officer William Garrett succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver at 7th and Lee Streets, in Wichita Falls, Texas, while directing traffic away from a train that was unloading circus animals.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid.

Officer Garrett had served with the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad Police for several years and had previously served as sheriff in Hartley County. He was survived by his wife, son, parents, four brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Location Texas
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 10, 1927
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended


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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 86th 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 8, 2013

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