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Deputy Sheriff Charles Washington Hodges | Haskell County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma Haskell County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

Deputy Sheriff

Charles Washington Hodges

Haskell County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, February 26, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to nine years

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Deputy Charles Hodges was shot and killed while walking a prisoner to jail. They were confronted by another man on the street who shot Deputy Hodges with a rifle.

The shooter had been seen with Deputy Hodges earlier in the day. When he approached Deputy Hodges and the prisoner, the prisoner asked the Deputy to walk him to a location to secure bond, which was near the shooter's house. As Deputy Hodges and the prisoner we exiting the bond house the shooter stepped out from behind a tree and shot Deputy Hodges in the heart. The shooter then walked off into the nearby woods, but was arrested the next evening about 6 p.m. in Red Oak; he was convicted of first degree manslaughter and sentenced to nine years in the penitentiary.

Deputy Hodges had served with the Haskell County Sheriff's Office for only 3 months. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 192nd 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.

Time never diminishes respect and you will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 26, 2012

 

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