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Policeman Hence C. Giles | Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas


Hence C. Giles

Texarkana Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Friday, July 16, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Policeman Giles was shot and killed by a convicted murderer who had escaped from a Texas prison. Policeman Giles was shot while searching for illegal whiskey in a vehicle he had stopped on East Broad Street.

The suspect was arrested in January 1928 and charged with Policeman Giles' murder, but escaped from the Miller County Jail two months later. On June 28, 1928, the suspect shot and killed Constable Roy Selman, of the Little River County Sheriff's Office, as Constable Selman attempted to arrest him.

The suspect was captured in Sevier County and subsequently charged with Policeman Giles' murder, Constable Selman's murder, and a third murder.

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Constable Roy Selman
Little River County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 19, 1928
Cause: Gunfire

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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 87th 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 10, 2013


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