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Deputy Constable George William Hunt County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

Deputy Constable

George William "Will" Hardin

Hunt County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, July 2, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/1/1900

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: suspect killed

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At approximately 11:30 p.m., Deputy Constable George W. Hardin along with Greenville Police Officers Lee Howard and Tom Ingram were outside Bob Bolton's Saloon on the east side of the town square. The officers were investigating to see if Bolton was selling liquor in violation of the Sunday closing law. Officer Howard entered the saloon and was pushed out a back window by Bob Bolton. Officer Howard then ran around and confronted Bolton at the front of the saloon. Howard and Bolton argued and both pulled their pistols and fired at about the same time. Neither was hit by the gunfire. Deputy Constable Hardin then stepped into the doorway and almost instantly was shot in the stomach by Bolton. Hardin then drew his pistol and fired several times killing Bolton. Hardin fell mortally wounded. Deputy Constable Hardin died at 6 p.m. the next day.

Hardin was survived by his wife, Eva Mason Hardin. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the Mason family plot at East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County, Texas.

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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 112th anniversary year 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
December 21, 2012

 

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