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Lieutenant Joseph Vega | Charleston Police Department, South Carolina Charleston Police Department, South Carolina


Joseph Vega

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 12, 1955

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Age: 49

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Heart attack

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Lieutenant Vega suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to break up a fight between two airmen on Wentworth Street while off duty. One of the subjects attempted to flee the scene and was chased by another off duty patrolman. When the patrolman returned to the scene he found Lieutenant Vega on the ground.

Both suspects were charged with being drunk and disorderly and fighting in the street. They were both fined $100.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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
October 12, 2010


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