On January 11, 1925 Dep. Lemoyne A. Hazard, along with fellow Dep. W. Rathjen and Indian Agent R. parrett responded to the Indian camp near Laws, California to investigate a complaint of spousal abuse. The deputies and agent Parrett were confronted on their arrival by suspect Charlie Jackson who was armed with a shotgun. A shoot-out ensued, with Hazard, Parrett and Jackson all being wounded. Jackson, still standing, walked over to Deputy Hazard who was lying on the ground and crushed his skull with the butt of his shotgun. Jackson was arrested, convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to San Quentin Prison.