City Marshal John Thompson Hamilton

City Marshal John Thompson Hamilton

Hope Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, January 22, 1908

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John Thompson Hamilton

City Marshal John Hamilton was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest. The suspect escaped.

The suspect was apprehended on March 14, 1911, in Raymond, Mississippi. He was transported to the Arkansas penitentiary for safe keeping due to concern he would be lynched if returned to Hope. He died from consumption in the penitentiary on April 11, 1911.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

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

January 22, 2012

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