Deputy Sheriff William W. Paul

Deputy Sheriff William W. Paul

Garvin County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, February 15, 1947

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William W. Paul

Deputy Paul was injured when he and Deputy Alfred Pearson were attempting to apprehend a man suspected of auto theft. They were escorting the suspect to the station when he stopped his motorcycle, came to the officer's car and asked for pliers to work on his motorcycle. As Deputy Paul was getting the pliers, the suspect shot them both, killing Deputy Alfred Pearson instantly. Deputy Paul died from his injuries three days later. The suspect was an escapee from the Correctional Institute for Men in Chino, California and was later killed by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper after a lengthy foot chase when he pulled a sawed-off shotgun on the trooper.

Deputy Paul was survived by his wife and two sons.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 12, 1947
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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The death of two law enforcment officers must have been a devastating blow to your community. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

February 15, 2012

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