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Chief of Police Lewis Marshall | Salyersville Police Department, Kentucky Salyersville Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

Lewis Marshall

Salyersville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, November 6, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief of Police Lewis Marshall was shot and killed inside the Magoffin County Jail while placing a prisoner inside a cell.

Chief Marshall had just arrested the man for being drunk in public and walked him two blocks to the county jail without searching him. As the man was being placed into the cell he produced a pistol and opened fire on Chief Marshall, fatally wounding him.

The county sheriff then locked the man into the second floor of the jail to let him cool off. Several hours later the man was discovered suffering from a gunshot wound in the abdomen. The subject subsequently died from his wound.

Chief Marshall had only served as chief of the Salyersville Police Department for three months. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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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 80th 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 Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
May 30, 2017


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