Deputy Sheriff Fred Hollingsworth

Deputy Sheriff Fred Hollingsworth

Washita County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, July 12, 1915

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Fred Hollingsworth

Deputy Fred Hollingsworth was shot and killed while searching for a suspect in the countryside. The posse he was riding with split up and when he failed to return to a prearranged meeting area a search conducted for him. He was later found suffering from a gunshot wound.

The suspect was apprehended in Elk City and charged with Deputy Hollingsworth's murder. Two trials ended with a hung jury. On July 27, 1916, he escaped from jail and was never seen again.

Deputy Hollingsworth had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender At large

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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 12, 2010

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