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Officer William Hayes | Lawton Police Department, Oklahoma Lawton Police Department, Oklahoma

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William Hayes

Lawton Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/7/1916

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Hung by mob

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Officer Hayes succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day while attempting to make an arrest. The suspect was taken into custody and put in jail, but after Officer Hayes died of the wounds an angry mob of citizens took control of him and hung him.

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Your heroiism and service is honored today, the 96th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom pf fallen California Police Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, 4/24/05
April 8, 2012

 

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