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City Marshal Arthur S. Todd | Coolidge Police Department, Texas Coolidge Police Department, Texas

City Marshal

Arthur S. Todd

Coolidge Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 21, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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City Marshal Arthur Todd was shot and killed after stopping a car for reckless driving.

The driver of the car refused to stop until arriving at his house. As Marshal Todd attempted to arrest the man in the front yard, the suspect opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, fatally wounding Marshal Todd.

The man was arrested and sentenced to life in prison for the murder. An accomplice was sentenced to three years.

Marshal Todd was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd 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
September 21, 2012

 

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