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Patrolman Dixon Allen Sasser | Harlan Police Department, Kentucky Harlan Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Dixon Allen Sasser

Harlan Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, October 13, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/12/1918

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and wounded

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Patrolman Dixon Sasser was shot and killed by a man who had just been released on bond for bootlegging.

The man opened fire on Patrolman Sasser and the Harlan police chief, who was wounded in the shooting. The suspect was also wounded in the shootout before being arrested.

Patrolman Sasser was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons, his father, and three siblings; he was predeceased by a son. He is buried in Robinson Creek Cemetery, London, Laurel County, Kentucky.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 13, 2011

 

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