Deputy Sheriff William Hiram Givens

Deputy Sheriff William Hiram Givens

McDonald County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Saturday, February 4, 1984

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William Hiram Givens

Deputy Sheriff William Givens was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on Missouri 59 just north of Lanagan.

A deputy riding with Deputy Givens was seriously injured when the drunk driver crossed the center line and struck their patrol car head-on.

The driver who caused the collision was charged with manslaughter, vehicular injury, and driving while intoxicated.

Deputy Givens had served with the McDonald County Sheriff's Office for six years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

drunk driver

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th 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 diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.
Rest In Peace

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

February 4, 2012

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