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Hoyt Leroy Gates
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Birth: May 21, 1903
Fort Madison
Lee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1941
Weber County
Utah, USA

The manager of the Safeway Store, 301 24th Street, was talking to his wife on the telephone when a man entered the store and announced a holdup. The manager told his wife to call the police and was forced to drop the phone. A call was received at the police station to send an officer and Detective Gates went to the business, unaware of the situation inside. He found the front door locked and started banging on the door. A clerk opened the door and tried to warn Gates to pull his gun but the robber immediately began firing. Gates swung to one side to make certain all the clerks were out of the line of fire and the robber shot him four times. Gates returned fire but the shots went wild. Gates staggered out the front door in a final attempt to reach the rear door where the robber had fled. Gates died five minutes later of internal bleeding. At the time of his death, 38-year-old Detective Gates had been a police officer for five years, and was the father of one son and one daughter.

Family links: 
  Leroy Shattuck Gates (1877 - 1953)
  Fannie Jane Kimsey Gates (1871 - 1961)
  Irene Ellen Fowler Gates (1905 - 1987)
Ogden City Cemetery
Weber County
Utah, USA
Plot: Q-0-92-1W
Created by: Jason O'Driscoll
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55390321
Hoyt Leroy Gates
Added by: Jason O'Driscoll
Hoyt Leroy Gates
Added by: Jason O'Driscoll
Hoyt Leroy Gates
Added by: Jason O'Driscoll
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