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Constable Albert  Kanawha County Constable's Office - Washington District, West Virginia

Constable

Albert "Ross" Hager

Kanawha County Constable's Office - Washington District, West Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, April 21, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Constable Hager was shot and killed while he and another constable transported a prisoner to jail. The two constables had arrested the man on a peace warrant.

As their vehicle stopped at a red light at the intersection of Clendenin Street and Virginia Street the man produced a revolver and shot Constable Hager several times, killing him. The other constable jumped into the backseat and struck the suspect in the head with a pair of handcuffs. He then subdued the suspect with the help of several citizens.

The suspect was taken to jail and coincidentally placed into the same jail cell as one of Constable Hager's sons, who was serving a sentence for arson.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison November 18, 1934.

Constable Hager had served in law enforcement for 16 years. He was survived by his wife, five sons, four daughters, five brothers, and sister.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th 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 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
April 22, 2012

 

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