Patrolman Merrill Henderson Ogle

Patrolman Merrill Henderson Ogle

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1947

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Merrill Henderson Ogle

Patrolman Ogle was shot and killed at 5:30 a.m. as he and his partner attempted to arrest a shooting suspect at 436 E. Topeka Street. The suspect opened fire with a shotgun, striking Patrolman Ogle. Both officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Ogle had served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from Nov. 7, 1942, to Nov. 27, 1945. He served with the Shreveport Police Department for eight years and was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters as well as his mother, brother and two half-brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

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