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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Earl was my partner that night! Was other Officer I and shooter did exchange gun fire. First with my 38 the with a 12 gauge will reloading I heard a shot silence.
Earl and I were both x military he the Coast Guard I was Navy but we both where Storekeepers when working we had lot in common. Not was he my friend he was a wonder officer the kids and young adults love if happened the street he would be able get info on a person of interest from the street for the department was Followed up and close lots cases. He was madly in love his wife and son. If we weren’t talking shop or fishing or military we would talk for hours about or kids. I miss him.

Patrol Office Sunny ‘Jim’ Sundahl KPD

November 24, 2019

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