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Police Officer Albert W. Sansom | Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Albert W. Sansom

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, September 28, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Albert Sansom was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute.

Two days later, Game Warden George Wilson was shot and killed while searching for Officer Sansom's murderer along with Montgomery County deputies.

As a result of the officer's murders the national guard was deployed to subdue mob violence. A man thought to be withholding information about Officer Sanson's killer was lynched. Another man was shot and killed and several men were whipped and beaten.

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Game Warden George Stuart Wilson
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama
End of Watch: Sunday, October 1, 1922
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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 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 28, 2013

 

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