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Chief of Police Edward  Claremore Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police

Edward "Edd" Hixson

Claremore Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 4, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 10/3/1961

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Never identified

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Chief Hixson was killed in a vehicle pursuit which started shortly before midnight. He had radioed to dispatch that he was chasing a Chevrolet. After his initial broadcast radio contact was lost. Responding officers located Chief Hixson's wrecked patrol car five miles west of Big Cabin. He was taken to Claremore Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries later in the morning. The suspects he was chasing were never identified.

Chief Hixson was survived by his wife, son and three daughters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 5, 2010

 

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