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Marshal John S. Wright | Colville Police Department, Washington Colville Police Department, Washington


John S. Wright

Colville Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Thursday, July 23, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/27/1908

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Wright succumbed to a gunshot wound received two months earlier while investigating an attempted robbery. He and another officer had gone to the victim's home to gather more information. While in the home the brother of the victim, who was scared because of the earlier robbery, opened fire with a rifle from a dark room. Marshal Wright was struck in the neck and paralyzed until his death two months later.

Marshal Wright had served as Marshal for 5 years and had previously been a deputy sheriff for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and four daughters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and second 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
July 24, 2010


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