Officer William J. Maguire

Officer William J. Maguire

Pullman Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, August 21, 1931

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William J. Maguire

Officer Maguire was shot and killed after interrupting a burglary while checking on storage lockers at State Street and Whitman Street, in Pullman.

Two males were arrested in relation to the burglary, but were never charged with the murder of Officer Maguire due to a lack of evidence.

Officer Maguire had served with the Pullman Police Department for nine years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 19, 2013

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