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Constable Silas Frank Nance | Kanawha County Constable's Office - Eskdale District, West Virginia Kanawha County Constable's Office - Eskdale District, West Virginia

Constable

Silas Frank Nance

Kanawha County Constable's Office - Eskdale District, West Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 22, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1915

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Constable Silas Nance was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had shot several people in Oakley. He was at home when he had been notified of the shooting. He located the suspect in Eskdale, where he was shot and killed.

The man fled the area but was arrested by a posse in Boone County the following day. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging on July 9, 1915.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 22, 2011

 

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