Officer Ed Yoakum

nophoto.jpgWas shot and killed October 27, 1920.  Officer Ed Yoakum insisted on being assigned Badge 13.

He responded to a burglary call on October 27.  As he approached the rear of the residence he apprehended the burglar sneaking out of the house. 
 
The victim, not fully awakened, saw Officer Yoakum in the back yard, thought he was a burglar and fired a shot.  As Officer Yoakum lay dying in the yard he said, "I forgive the man who shot me."


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