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Policeman Blucher Soyars | Russellville Police Department, Kentucky Russellville Police Department, Kentucky

Policeman

Blucher Soyars

Russellville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, October 15, 1932

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Policeman Blucher Soyars and Special Agent Frank Mather, of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, were accidentally shot and killed during a case of mistaken identity.

Agent Mather and several other agents had gone to Russellville to arrest liquor violators at the county fair and had not informed local authorities they were there. The agents had taken several prisoners and were holding them in a cabin when several local officers, including Policeman Soyars, went to the cabin to investigate the activity.

When the two groups of officers encountered each other there was a misunderstanding and Agent Mather attempted to move towards the door. As he did so someone opened fire and both Policeman Soyars and Agent Mather were shot and killed.

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Special Agent Frank Allen Mather
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Saturday, October 15, 1932
Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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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 81st 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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