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Deputy Sheriff James T. Morgan | Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

James T. Morgan

Letcher County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, December 18, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Deputy James Morgan suffered a fatal heart attack minutes after subduing a drunk and disorderly man. The man continued to resist arrest as the deputies took him to jail.

As Deputy Morgan left the jail he began to feel ill and went to a nearby drug store where he collapsed.

Deputy Morgan had served with the Letcher County Sheriff's Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, son, and several siblings.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th 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 18, 2011

 

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