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Prison Guard James Hart | Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

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James Hart

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, February 4, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Shot and killed

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Guard James Hart was beaten and strangled to death by three inmates who were attempting to escape. The inmates were able to make it out of the prison during a severe winter snow storm but were tracked by officers and shot and killed.

Guard Hart had served with the Missouri Department of Corrections for three years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 4, 2012


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