Constable Lester Kenneth Setser

Constable Lester Kenneth Setser

Decatur Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 5, 1951

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Lester Kenneth Setser

Constable Lester Setser was shot and killed after taking a drunk man home. As he was leaving the man shot him four times in the back. He was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect.

On September 21, 1951, the suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison

Constable Setser had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and five children. Constable Setser was a World War II veteran.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Luger
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Unfortunately, I never got to know you, my grandfather. Likewise, although your son, Kenneth Setser "Jr", my father whome is still living (now 73) has absolutely nothing to do with my children - My children do not know their grandfather like I didn't know mine. However, there is little doubt, in my mind, that you were a very admirable man, husband and father.

Bobby Setser
grandson

April 29, 2020

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