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Constable Lester Kenneth Setser | Decatur Police Department, Arkansas Decatur Police Department, Arkansas

Constable

Lester Kenneth Setser

Decatur Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 5, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Luger

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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66 years today. Rest easy, Constable. We have the watch.

Officer Joel Foster
Greenville Technical College Police, SC
June 5, 2017

 

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