Deputy Sheriff Frank Hamilton

Deputy Sheriff Frank Hamilton

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, April 9, 1895

Frank Hamilton

Deputy Frank Hamilton was shot and killed by a man who had threatened him.

Deputy Hamilton had greeted the man who responded with a racial epithet. After exchanging words Deputy Hamilton left the business he was checking on. The suspect also left, retrieved a revolver, and went in search of Deputy Hamilton.

The man located Deputy Hamilton in an alleyway and shot him twice. Deputy Hamilton succumbed to the wounds the following day.

Deputy Hamilton had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Office for only four months.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 8, 1895
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and seventeenth 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 9, 2012

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