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Park Ranger Paul H. Salyer | Breaks Interstate Park Police Department, Virginia Breaks Interstate Park Police Department, Virginia

Park Ranger

Paul H. Salyer

Breaks Interstate Park Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, August 14, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/14/1975

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Park Ranger Paul Salyer was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a campsite in Breaks Interstate Park. The campsite occupants had been involved in a domestic disturbance the previous night. Ranger Salyer was shot when he went to the campsite to check on the occupants.

Ranger Salyer had served with the Breaks Interstate Park, and also held a commission as a part-time deputy with the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, mother, three brothers, and grandmother.

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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 38th 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
February 21, 2013

 

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