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Night Marshal Walter Gray Morgan | Martin Police Department, Tennessee Martin Police Department, Tennessee

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Walter Gray Morgan

Martin Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, July 28, 1913

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/26/1913

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Morgan was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person hiding in the shadows near the railroad depot. The marshal called out to the man to step out of the shadows but the man opened fire, striking Marshal Morgan twice. He died from his wounds two days later.

Marshal Morgan had served with the Martin Police Department for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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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 100th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 21, 2013

 

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