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Patrolman James H. Roche | Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire


James H. Roche

Nashua Police Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch: Monday, October 15, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/23/1928

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman James Roche succumbed to injuries received three weeks earlier in a gunfight with a suspect. Patrolman Roche was attempting to apprehend the suspect in a residence when he was shot five times. He was able to return fire, fatally wounding the suspect. Patrolman Roche was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries three weeks later.

Patrolman Roche had been with the agency for six years and had also been a police officer in Limerick, Ireland, before immigrating to the United States. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 15, 2013


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