Chief of Police Dalton Toy Garner

Chief of Police Dalton Toy Garner

Hamilton Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 1965

Dalton Toy Garner

Chief Garner was killed in an automobile accident while returning from an investigation. His patrol car went out of control during a severe thunderstorm. He was thrown from the vehicle and trapped underneath it. He was trapped in a low-area and drowned as a result of flooding from the heavy rains.

Chief Garner, a WWII veteran, served with the Hamilton Police Department for 23 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th 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 your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

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

February 11, 2012

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