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Marshal Percy Z. Brewster | Sultan Police Department, Washington Sultan Police Department, Washington

Marshal

Percy Z. Brewster

Sultan Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 2, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Marshal Brewster was shot and killed after arresting a suspicious man near a local bank. While on patrol Marshal Brewster noticed a vehicle parked in an alley behind the bank and went to investigate. He found a large amount of ammunition and firearms in the vehicle and confiscated it and placed it in Town Hall. When Marshal Brewster returned to impound the car he encountered the owner. As he attempted to place the man in custody the suspect produced a gun and shot Marshal Brewster in the lung, killing him.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted, and sentenced to hang but escaped from jail after picking a lock. He was located on July 3, 1927, and shot and killed by a posse.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 2, 2012

 

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