|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1924|
Police Officer Charles Wilson
Livingston Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 20, 1924
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 20, 1924
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: One executed
Officer Wilson was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary in progress at a local house. Officer Wilson chased the two suspects into a nearby rail yard where he was shot and killed when the suspects opened fire.
One of the suspects dropped a bag belonging to Deputy Joseph Morgan of the Muskogee County, Oklahoma, Sheriff's Department. The suspects had murdered Deputy Morgan in Tarrant County, Texas, while he was transporting them back to Oklahoma after they had been arrested in Texas.
After murdering Officer Wilson the suspects fled and went on to murder Officer Haze Burch of the Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department when Officer Burch caught them siphoning gas from a vehicle.
One of the suspects was convicted in Arizona of murdering Officer Burch and hanged on January 8, 1926. The other brother was convicted in Texas of murdering of Deputy Morgan and was sentenced to life in prison.
Info below given by Rick Lawrence
***The suspects mentioned in the article above were
William A. Laurence and his brother, Albert Beauregard Laurence.
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Record added: Dec 28, 2009
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Becky; Butte Montana
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