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Police Officer Felix Underwood | Birmingham Police Department, Alabama Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Felix Underwood

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, October 7, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years in a mental instit

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Officer Felix Underwood was shot and killed at the scene of a traffic accident. While attempting to investigate the traffic accident a emotionally disturbed person jumped in his car and shot him.

It was later discovered that the shooter had committed a murder prior to killing Officer Underwood. The shooter was remanded to a mental institution for 10 years.

Officer Underwood had previously served with the United States Navy and was survived by his wife and three children.

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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 40th 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 3, 2013

 

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