Chief of Police William Bryant Hardee, Sr.

Chief of Police William Bryant Hardee, Sr.

Loris Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, July 15, 1951

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William Bryant Hardee, Sr.

Chief Hardee was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a dangerous driver. Chief Hardee received a lookout call from a neighboring town indicating a reckless driver was coming towards his town. Chief Hardee observed the vehicle driving recklessly and gave pursuit. His cruiser struck another vehicle which failed to yield and he was killed instantly.
Chief Hardee was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 15, 2010

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