Deputy Sheriff Patrick Hagans Bates

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Hagans Bates

Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, July 16, 1927

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Patrick Hagans Bates

Deputy Sheriff Patrick Bates succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained six days earlier when he was shot while making an arrest.

The 48-year-old subject was arrested ten days later and charged with Deputy Bates' murder. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years. He died in prison March 22, 1929.

Deputy Bates had served with the Letcher County Sheriff's Office for only two weeks. He was survived by his wife and two children. He was buried in Fairview Cemetery.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, July 10, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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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 86th 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 10, 2013

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