Police Officer William "Bill" Pytchlyn

Police Officer William "Bill" Pytchlyn

Ada Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, November 27, 1934

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William "Bill" Pytchlyn

Officer Pytchlyn was shot by one of two robbery suspects in the North Broadway area on Sunday evening, November 11th. Both suspects were armed and when Officer Pytchlyn attempted to disarm them, he was shot in the arm and the chest. Officer Pytchlyn died from his wounds 16 days later.

Both subjects were arrested, charged with manslaughter, and later released after posting a $500 bond. The shooter was sentenced to prison.

Officer Pytchlyn had been commissioned slightly over a month before.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 11, 1934
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 27, 2011

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