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Officer Douglas W. Gates | Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

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Douglas W. Gates

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, December 3, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed

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Officer Douglas Gates was shot and killed after a pursuit of a stolen car. When the stolen car crashed, Officer Gates approached to arrest the driver when he was shot and killed.

The suspect was convicted of murder and executed.

Officer Gates' brother, Officer Jack Gates, had been shot and killed in the line of duty on March 20th, 1930, while also serving with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

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Officer John D. "Jack" Gates
Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Thursday, March 20, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

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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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 3, 2011

 

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