Officer Russell Preece

Officer Russell Preece

Kermit Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1942

Russell Preece

Officer Russell Preece was shot and killed by a man he was arguing with over a recent election. The 37-year-old suspect suddenly produced a pistol and shot him. Officer Preece managed to return fire mortally wounding the suspect.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 4, 2011

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