Police Officer Earl Ray Hoggard

Police Officer Earl Ray Hoggard

Ketchikan Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Saturday, March 30, 1974

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Earl Ray Hoggard

Officer Earl Hoggard was shot and killed after responding to a call at from citizens stating they came home and found their door open. As Officer Hoggard and his sergeant entered the apartment a suspect opened fire from inside with a .22 caliber rifle, killing Officer Hoggard.

The suspect then exchanged shots with another officer before committing suicide.

Officer Hoggard had served with the agency for 1 year, and had previously served with the United States Army and was a Retired Coast Guard Warrant Officer. He was survived by wife and son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 36
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Officer Hoggard,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Armed Forces-especially during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 30, 2024

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