Deputy Sheriff O. John Hart

Deputy Sheriff O. John Hart

Umatilla County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, May 1, 1865

O. John Hart

Deputy Sheriff John Hart was shot and killed as he and the sheriff attempted to arrest two horse thieves.

He and one of the suspects were fatally wounded in the ensuing gun battle, and the county sheriff was wounded.

The surviving suspect fled the scene but was eventually apprehended and sentenced to eight years in prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 144th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 1, 2009

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