Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant J. A. "Doc" Hands

Sapulpa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, March 3, 1918

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Reflections for Sergeant J. A. "Doc" Hands

Sergeant James Amos “Doc” Hands is my paternal grandfather. He was born on November 12, 1869 in Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas. Like his grandfather before him he died in a dispute with another man. He left a wife and two young children when he died, his daughter was 10 years old and his son, my father, was 4 years old.

The "Doc" reference: James A. Hands was a veterinarian in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma (ca. 1910), prior to moving to Sapulpa.

Vernon T Hands
Paternal Grandson

September 15, 2020

Terribly tragic! Rest in peace Sergeant Hands.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 3, 2018

Sgt. Hands,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sapulpa.


United States Border Patrol

March 3, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 22, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 10, 2012

Thanks for your services.


March 3, 2012

Thank you for your service, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!

Former Sapulpa Resident, still one at heart

February 20, 2012

You are not forgotten.RIP


June 30, 2010

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