City Marshal Jake Henderson

City Marshal Jake Henderson

Dustin Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, October 14, 1941

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Jake Henderson

Marshal Henderson was shot and killed by a soldier from Ft. Sill Army Base after arresting two other soldiers for being drunk in public. He had ordered the two men out of town earlier for being drunk. When they returned he arrested the two. The third soldier came to the police station and demanded the two be released. When Marshal Henderson refused the soldier went home, obtained a 12-gauge shotgun, returned to the scene and shot Marshal Henderson.

The suspect, 20, was apprehended and charged with murder. His trial on April 10, 1942, ended with a hung jury. There are no records about a second trial.

Marshal Henderson had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 11, 1941
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Charged with murder

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd anniversary of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 14, 2013

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