Sheriff Frank Bedford McFarlane

Sheriff Frank Bedford McFarlane

Hot Springs County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Tuesday, August 23, 1927

Frank Bedford McFarlane

Sheriff McFarlane and Undersheriff Edward Goodfellow were killed in an automobile accident while transporting two prisoners. The officers had just arrested the two the suspects for stealing Army blankets. As Undersheriff Goodfellow attempted to shift into reverse his foot slipped off of the clutch, causing the vehicle to lurch forward and drive off of a 100-foot cliff into a creek. Sheriff McFarlane died instantly and Undersheriff Goodfellow succumbed to his injuries the next day.
Sheriff McFarlane was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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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 86th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 11, 2013

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