Special Officer William Hogsett

Special Officer William Hogsett

Oswego Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, October 3, 1874

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William Hogsett

Officer Hogsett was stabbed to death at the county fair while attempting to arrest a man. The suspect and another man had gotten into an altercation over a seat on a ride. When Officer Hogsett attempted to arrest one of the men the man pulled a pocket knife and stabbed Officer Hogsett and the other man to death. The man also stabbed and wounded another officer before being taken into custody. Fearing the citizens would lynch the suspect, he was taken to Fort Scott to be locked up.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 17 years hard labor.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Sentenced to 17 years

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

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