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Trooper David E. Temple | Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

Trooper

David E. Temple

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, September 13, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/13/1979

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Trooper Temple was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a man who had just robbed a car lot in Decatur. When Trooper Temple pulled up to the suspect, the man leaned out of the car and opened fire, striking Trooper Temple. The man then got out of the car and walked to where Trooper Temple lay on the ground and shot him several more times.

The suspect fled the scene and led police on a chase through Madison. He was shot and killed by Madison police officers after wounding an officer.

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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 34th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 11, 2013

 

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