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Special Officer William Hogsett | Oswego Police Department, Kansas Oswego Police Department, Kansas

Special Officer

William Hogsett

Oswego Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, October 3, 1874

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Apprehended

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Officer Hogsett was stabbed to death at the county fair while attempting to arrest a man. The suspect and another man had gotten into an altercation over a seat on a ride. When Officer Hogsett attempted to arrest one of the men the man pulled a pocket knife and stabbed Officer Hogsett. The man also stabbed and wounded another officer before being taken into custody. Fearing the citizens would lynch the suspect, he was taken to Fort Scott to be locked up.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Hogsett. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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