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.


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Incident Details

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

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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 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 26, 2013

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