Officer William Hayes

Officer William Hayes

Lawton Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1916

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William Hayes

Officer William Hayes succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day while attempting to make an arrest.

The suspect was taken into custody and put in jail, but after Officer Hayes died of the wounds an angry mob of citizens took control of him and hung him.

Officer Hayes is burried in Highland Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, April 7, 1916
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

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Your heroiism and service is honored today, the 96th 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom pf fallen California Police Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, 4/24/05

April 8, 2012

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