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Town Marshal Jasper Newton Scroggins | Colusa Police Department, California Colusa Police Department, California

Town Marshal

Jasper Newton Scroggins

Colusa Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, April 19, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/18/1919

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Scroggins was shot and killed as he and four other lawmen investigated an incident in which a known criminal had brandished a weapon. When they located the man they ordered him to drop his shotgun. One of the deputies the shot him twice as he raised the shotgun. Although wounded, the suspect opened fire, killing Marshal Scroggins.

The 49-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Marshal Scroggins had served with the Colusa Police Department for 27 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 93rd 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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 19, 2012

 

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