Detective Sergeant Eugene M. Hagan

Detective Sergeant Eugene M. Hagan

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, September 28, 1934

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Eugene M. Hagan

Detective Sergeant Hagan was shot and killed while on a stakeout in the 800 block of South Fourth Street. He had been investigating a series of holdups. Two men were apprehended and charged with his murder. Both blamed each other. One, 22-years-old, was convicted of his murder and sentenced to death. A year later his sentence was commuted to life. He was paroled on June 17, 1943.

Detective Sergeant Hagan served with the Louisville Police Department for five years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1943

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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 79th anniversary year 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 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

August 9, 2013

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