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Railroad Detective William B. Stanton | Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective

William B. Stanton

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Saturday, September 5, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Ohio

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Railroad Detective William Stanton was shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, when he interreupted several men who were attempting to break into a boxcar near the Davenport Avenue Station.

Detective Stanton fired a warning shot into the air when the two men began to run. One of them then turned around and shot him. He was taken to Lakeside Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds while undergoing surgery.

Two suspects were arrested and held for investigation in connection to his murder.

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 107th anniversary year 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
June 3, 2015

 

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