Chief of Police William Henry Bishop

Chief of Police William Henry Bishop

Oakdale Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 1943

William Henry Bishop

Chief Bishop was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man suspected of stealing war bonds. He was shot as he walked into a cafe where the man had been located. The suspect was an parolee from the California Department of Corrections.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. In 1944 the Louisiana Supreme Court reversed the sentence.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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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 70th 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 11, 2013

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