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Sergeant Daniel Sheehan | Joplin Police Department, Missouri Joplin Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

Daniel Sheehan

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, July 19, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched

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Sergeant Sheehan was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest the owner of a gambling house. An angry mob of citizens captured the suspect and lynched him.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 125th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 19, 2010

 

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