Trooper Warren Yokely Harless

Trooper Warren Yokely Harless

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, November 18, 1968

Warren Yokely Harless

Trooper Warren Harless was shot and killed in the Big Hill area of Lee County while assisting deputies with an arrest.

The subject had confronted several hunters at gunpoint and stole their rifles after they came onto his property.

When deputies and troopers arrived at the man's home he fled into the nearby hills and fired shots at them for almost 12 hours. Trooper Harless was shot towards the end of the standoff when the man fled back into his home. The suspect was shot and wounded before being taken into custody.

Trooper Harless was survived by his three sons.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Not available

barricade, robbery

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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

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

November 18, 2011

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