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Police Officer Joe Big Knife | United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Police Officer

Joe Big Knife

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 22, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Officer Big Knife was shot and killed on the Quapaw Indian Reservation in Oklahoma when he and several other officers went to evict members of a family that had returned to a location after they had already been removed once. As the officers approached the home a friend of the family opened fire on them with a shotgun, striking Officer Big Knife in the head.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th 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.

Your sacrifice was made so many years ago. Evil was, is, and will be a part of life just as goodness such as yours will also be present.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

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October 22, 2009

 

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