Policeman Mize Hensley

Policeman Mize Hensley

Jackson Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, August 8, 1936

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Mize Hensley

Policeman Hensley was shot and fatally wounded when he and the police chief ordered the driver of a truck to stop blowing his horn in the downtown business district. The suspect opened fire, striking Policeman Hensley in the spine and the chief in the hand. The chief returned fire killing the suspect.

Policeman Hensley's wound was so serious that he was transported to a hospital in Lexington, where he remained until succumbing to the wound four days later.

Policeman Hensley had served with the agency for several years. He was survived by his wife and sister.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 4, 1936
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

August 9, 2012

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