City Marshal Warren N. Smith

City Marshal Warren N. Smith

Bokchito Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, November 18, 1951

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Warren N. Smith

City Marshal Smith was shot and killed by a man he had previously arrested.

On the evening of Tuesday, November 13, 1951, Marshal Smith was in Easter’s Cafe having dinner when the shooter walked in with a 12-gauge shotgun, fired one time, striking Marshal Smith with over 50 pellets in the lower right side and blowing away part of the his holster. He was carrying a grudge over a previous arrest for drunkenness by the marshal. Marshal Smith died from his wounds five days later.

The 40-year-old suspect was arrested at his home seven miles northeast of Bokchito the next day, convicted of the marshal’s murder, and sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in prison in 1961.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 13, 1951
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Died in prison in 1961

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 18, 2011

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