Officer James E. Basham

Officer James E. Basham

Warrensburg Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, April 20, 1908

James E. Basham

Officer James Basham and City Marshal James Ryan were shot and killed, and another officer was wounded, while attempting to disarm a deranged man at the Hotel Estes.

Officers and a hotel porter returned fire killing the man.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 19, 1908
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 104th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 20, 2012

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