Chief John M. Swearingen

Chief John M. Swearingen

Independence Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, January 16, 1884

John M. Swearingen

Chief Swearingen was accidentally shot and killed when his gun fell to the floor and discharged while he was checking on prisoners.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 128th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 16, 2012

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