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Special Officer James Edward Dunman | Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

James Edward Dunman

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 29, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Texas

Incident Date: 10/29/1930

Weapon: Shotgun

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Special Officer Dunman and Chief Deputy Guy Pope, of the Milam County Sheriff's Office, Texas, were shot and killed while investigating the burglary of a freight depot. The two officers and a third officer went to a man's home to question him about the burglary. While at the home the man opened fire, striking Chief Deputy Pope in the abdomen and Officer Dunman in the neck, killing them both. The suspect then shot at the third deputy, wounding him. Responding officers arrived on the scene and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who then committed suicide.

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Chief Deputy Guy Austin Pope
Milam County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 29, 1930
Cause: Gunfire

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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 84th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater
January 28, 2014

 

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