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Chief of Police Silas West | Somerset Police Department, Kentucky Somerset Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

Silas West

Somerset Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, January 16, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief West was shot and killed in a gun battle with a drunk man he and another officer attempted to arrest. The suspect was shot eight times and killed.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th 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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