Hagler badge now on display at Monett Museum

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Now on permanent display at the Monett Museum is the badge of Elisha Hagler, the only Monett police officer killed in the line of duty. A pharmacist by trade, Hagler was hired as a police officer in 1931 and walked in on an attempted burglary at Hildreth Motors, where he was gunned down. He died a month later from complications. His badge, the only early Monett police badge known, was passed into the family. Jack Davis, right, who was Haglerís nephew on his motherís side, presented the badge and an enlarged portrait of Hagler for display with the museumís exhibit on the Monett Police Department. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

Now on permanent display at the Monett Museum is the badge of Elisha Hagler, the only Monett police officer killed in the line of duty.