Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 6/6/1965
Weapon: Rifle; .30-.30
Offender: Sentenced to life
Constable Hyatt was shot and killed after stopping a stolen truck. The driver of the truck was also wanted in connection with the theft of guns and ammunition from a Goldthwaite hardware store. The driver shot Constable Hyatt with a rifle twice, mortally wounding him. The man then stole Constable Hyatt's pistol, wallet, and keys before fleeing. Constable Hyatt was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day. Before dying, he was able to give the sheriff a description of the suspect and the truck.
The 19-year-old suspect was arrested the next day as he stepped off a bus in Dallas. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.
Constable Hyatt was survived by his wife, two sons, three step-children, five brothers, and one sister.