Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer William Hayes

Lawton Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, April 8, 1916

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Reflections for Officer William Hayes

Your heroiism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom pf fallen California Police Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, 4/24/05

April 8, 2012

Rest in Peace Sir,
Soon We will have a memorial set-up for you and the other officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
I hope to make contact your great grandson and have him there for it.

Sgt. Jeremy Coe
Lawton Police Department

May 13, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 8, 2010

Officer Hayes,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lawton. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



April 8, 2009

Officer Hayes,
Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sir! You are a HERO.. You will ever be forgottten... Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 18, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 8, 2008

Rest in Peace!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008

May god be with you and your family.

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

October 10, 2007

I am the great grandson of William Hayes. Officer Hayes had a son Oral, who was 23 when his dad was killed. He drove the team that hauled his dad to the hospital after the shooting. I heard many stories of my great grandfather's death from my grandfather as I was growing up.

I have the newspaper clippings of the event and the after math of the shooting and hanging. I would like to have any other information of this event that anyone has or knows about.

Charley Blackmore

great grandson

June 30, 2006

Officer Hayes, You are not forgotten

April 9, 2005

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