Chief of Police Homer Moss

Chief of Police Homer Moss

Madill Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, April 25, 1935

Homer Moss

Chief Homer Moss was shot and killed while attempting to take action when he witnessed a man shoot his wife in a cafe while he was eating dinner. When Chief Moss stood up to arrest the man he was shot and killed. The man then shot and killed himself.

The suspect and his wife had recently separated. She died from her wounds three days later.

Chief Moss had served with the Madill Police Department for only 2 months. He is survived by his wife and fifteen children.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 75th 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I can't but wonder how your family fared after your death in the pre-compensation package days. Your poor wife was left with fifteen children and I hope they were all old enough to be self sufficient. How your large family must have grieved for you.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 25, 2012

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