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Constable Rupert L. Haines | Burns Police Department, Oregon Burns Police Department, Oregon


Rupert L. Haines

Burns Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 10, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/9/1923

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Constable Haines was shot and wounded by a man who had been convicted of bootlegging. He said he shot Constable Haines because he feared he was about to be arrested again. Constable Haines never recovered from his wound and died 14 months later.

The suspect was convicted of assault with intent to kill and sentenced to 10 years.

Constable Haines was a World War I veteran.

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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 89th 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
May 4, 2013


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