Police Officer Romie Harris Hinson

Police Officer Romie Harris Hinson

Muskogee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, December 9, 1934

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Romie Harris Hinson

Officer Hinson died of a gunshot wound he received six days earlier after responding to a traffic accident.

Officer Hinson and another officer responded to a traffic accident in downtown Muskogee. The accident involved a taxi driver who was intoxicated and a local citizen. When Officer Hinson attempted to arrest the taxi driver for driving under the influence, the suspect produced a weapon and shot Officer Hinson in the chest. His partner returned fire killing the suspect. Officer Hinson was transporting to a local hospital where remained until his death, six days later.

Officer Hinson had served with the Muskogee Police Department for six years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 3, 1934
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

accident investigation

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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
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

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