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Patrolman William Burtis Jackson | Starke Police Department, Florida Starke Police Department, Florida

Patrolman

William Burtis Jackson

Starke Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Friday, April 20, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman William Jackson suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to a disturbance call.

During the response, a pedestrian stepped in front of his patrol car causing him to take evasive action. He suffered the heart attack moments later.

Patrolman Jackson had served with the Starke Police Department for only two months. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th anniversary year 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered,

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 20, 2012

 

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