Deputy Sheriff Earl Pearl Hyatt

Deputy Sheriff Earl Pearl Hyatt

Itasca County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1922

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Earl Pearl Hyatt

Deputy Sheriff Earl Hyatt was shot and killed near Holman as he attempted to serve a warrant on a man for selling moonshine.

A second deputy who was with him was seriously wounded during the shooting and later recovered from his wounds. Deputy Sheriff Hyatt was taken to a hospital in Coleraine where he succumbed to his gunshot wounds two weeks later.

The suspect initially escaped but was captured by authorities near Grand Rapids, Minnesota, after being wounded during a shootout. In August 1922 the man was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Sheriff Hyatt was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and held a commission as a Major.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, July 3, 1922
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation, warrant service

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