City Marshal Frank O. Real

City Marshal Frank O. Real

Los Banos Police Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, January 30, 1921

Frank O. Real

Marshal Real was shot and killed during an armed robbery of a local pool hall. Marshal Real was on duty and had stopped by the pool hall for only a few minutes, when an armed male entered and ordered everyone to put their hands up and to leave by the front door. Marshal Real did not put his hands up and was attempting to move to an advantage point when the suspect shot him in the back. It is believed that the suspect knew that Marshal Real was a police officer. The suspect fled with $400 and was never apprehended.

Marshal Real, a widower, had been in law enforcement for 15 years and was survived by his seven children and mother.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th 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

January 30, 2011

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