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City Marshal Charlie Wright | Burnside Police Department, Kentucky Burnside Police Department, Kentucky

City Marshal

Charlie Wright

Burnside Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, November 15, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/7/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Pardoned in 1933

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Marshal Charlie Wright was shot and mortally while attempting to arrest a man for public drunkeness. He died eight days later.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of Marshal Wright's murder, and sentenced to life in prison. He was pardoned by Acting Governor A. B. Chandler March 4, 1933.

Marshal Wright had been appointed marshal only six months earlier when his predecessor, Marshal Hiram Gregory, was shot and killed in the line of duty, while also attempting to arrest a man for public drunkeness.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 15, 2011

 

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