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City Marshal Thomas Yowell Moorhead | Pecos Police Department, Texas Pecos Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

Thomas Yowell Moorhead

Pecos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, February 8, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Deceased

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Marshal Moorhead was shot and killed after responding to a call where several officers were investigating a street disturbance. The officers stopped two men for questioning and one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired at them, striking Marshal Moorhead in the face.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. On December 16, 1914, he was accidentally crushed to death when he got caught between two sugar cane cars while working at his prison job.

Marshal Moorhead had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife and six children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th 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.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 8, 2011

 

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