Officer William F. Byrd

Officer William F. Byrd

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, August 2, 1919

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William F. Byrd

Officer Byrd was shot and killed when he responded to reports of gunshots from the rear of 509 North Rhode Island Avenue. Officer Byrd, a member of the mounted unit, rounded the corner to the house on his horse when the suspect shot him in the chest. Before he died he was able to return fire, killing the suspect.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by Officer Byrd

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Officer Byrd,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oklahoma City.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 2, 2019

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