Operative James W. Hair

Operative James W. Hair

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 12, 1928

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James W. Hair

Operative James Hair was shot and killed by a man who had been harassing him at a shooting gallery. The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Operative Hair had been with the agency for two years and had previously served with the United States Army during World War I. He was survived by his wife and two children. He is buried in Fairmont Mausoleum, Denver, Colorado.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Colorado
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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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 85th 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

January 6, 2013

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