Officer Douglas W. Gates

Officer Douglas W. Gates

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, December 3, 1933

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Douglas W. Gates

Officer Douglas Gates was shot and killed after a pursuit of a stolen car. When the stolen car crashed, Officer Gates approached to arrest the driver when he was shot and killed.

The suspect was convicted of murder and executed.

Officer Gates' brother, Officer Jack Gates, had been shot and killed in the line of duty on March 23rd, 1930, while also serving with the Oklahoma City Police Department.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 3, 2011

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