Chief of Police Hoover Hinton

Chief of Police Hoover Hinton

Dwale Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 1932

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Hoover Hinton

Chief Hoover Hinton succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one week earlier while attempting to arrest two men for being drunk.

The men had held a grudge against Chief Hinton for an incident several years earlier in which the chief had fatally shot one of their family members during another arrest.

Despite being mortally wounded, Chief Hinton was able to return fire and killed both suspects.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 2, 1932
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one seventy-eighth 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 11, 2010

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