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Sheriff Jacob Strider Moler | Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia


Jacob Strider Moler

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Monday, September 20, 1926

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Age: 55

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Cause: Heart attack

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Sheriff Jacob Moler suffered a fatal heart attack following a vehicle pursuit of liquor smugglers in Sheperdstown, West Virginia. He and two Sheperdstown police officers had chased the vehicle several miles until it crashed. He collapsed as he approached the vehicle.

Eighteen gallons of liquor were found in the car and the occupants were arrested.

Sheriff Moler had previously served in the state legislature and as the mayor of Sheperdstown.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

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


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