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Town Marshal Allen Belcher | Malden Marshal's Office, West Virginia Malden Marshal's Office, West Virginia

Town Marshal

Allen Belcher

Malden Marshal's Office, West Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 15, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Town Marshal Allen Belcher was shot and killed by a notorious criminal who also attempted to shoot the mayor in the same incident.

The suspect was taken into custody and charged with the murder. The townspeople formed a mob and attempted to lynch him. In January 1882 the subject was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death.

Town Marshal Belcher was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 128th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 16, 2009

 

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