City Marshal Grant C. Alexander

City Marshal Grant C. Alexander

Corona Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, December 22, 1913

Grant C. Alexander

Marshal Grant Alexander was shot and killed while investigating suspicious persons.

Marshal Alexander was at home when he was awakened after midnight by gunfire outside his home. He was drawn to a nearby shack by suspects who planned to ambush him due to his recent enforcement efforts of liquor laws. When Marshal Alexander entered the shack, he was immediately fired upon and killed by two suspects.

Upon Marshal Alexander's death, the new City Marshal was given the power to appoint as many policeman as needed to provide protection at night, thereby forming the first police force for the city.

Marshal Alexander was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 22, 2011

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