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- Dec. 16, 1911 -
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Plant City FL Police Dept. Patch
Resided: FL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 16, 1911
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 22 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Plant City Police Dept. - FL
1 Police Place, PO 4709  
Plant City, FL   33563   USA
(813)757-9200
County: Hillsborough
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Survived by:
Wife
& son and daughter

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Plant City, FL   USA   Sat. Dec. 16, 1911
Summary: Officer Yates died of wounds he received when he was shot by a suspect he had attempted to question.

Officer Yates was on patrol when he observed a suspicious man near the train depot. When Officer Yates attempted to question the man, he refused to cooperate and drew a gun. The suspect fled on foot and Officer Yates pursued him.

A guard at a stockade, two local residents, and two bloodhounds assisted Officer Yates in the chase. The suspect fled into a swamp, with Officer Yates and the civilians in pursuit. The two bloodhounds were sent in after the suspect, but he shot and killed them.

Officer Yates and the civilians then entered the swamp. As they searched for the suspect, the suspect emerged from behind a tree and opened fire, striking Officer Yates and the stockade guard.

Officer Yates was paralyzed by the shot. He died just over a month later from his wounds. The stockade guard recovered from his wounds.

The suspect was apprehended the day after the incident and charged with murder.

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