Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Walter Casey

Deputy U.S. Marshal J. Walter Casey

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 16, 1923

J. Walter Casey

Deputy Marshal Walter Casey was shot and killed in Harrison, Arkansas, by an escaped prisoner he had recaptured. As he walked the prisoner back into the jail the man grabbed his .38 caliber service revolver and fatally shot him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On February 1, 1924, he escaped from the Arkansas Penitentiary along with two other death row inmates. Four days later he was shot and killed by possemen near Little Rock.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arkansas
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 10, 2013

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