Constable Oda Hyatt

Constable Oda Hyatt

San Saba County Constable's Office - Precinct 1, Texas

End of Watch Monday, June 7, 1965

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Oda Hyatt

Constable Hyatt was shot and killed after stopping a stolen truck. The driver of the truck was also wanted in connection with the theft of guns and ammunition from a Goldthwaite hardware store. The driver shot Constable Hyatt with a rifle twice, mortally wounding him. The man then stole Constable Hyatt's pistol, wallet, and keys before fleeing. Constable Hyatt was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day. Before dying, he was able to give the sheriff a description of the suspect and the truck.

The 19-year-old suspect was arrested the next day as he stepped off a bus in Dallas. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Constable Hyatt was survived by his wife, two sons, three step-children, five brothers, and one sister.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 6, 1965
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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RIP Constable Hyatt, you gave your life protecting others on the day I was brought into this world. I now am in the twilight of my law enforcement career. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sergeant Robert A Arnony Jr #318
Berwyn Police Department, Berwyn, IL

October 2, 2018

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