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Patrolman Elijah James Big Spring Police Department, Texas


Elijah James "Eli" Cass

Big Spring Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 6, 1940

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Age: 40

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

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Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Cass suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot pursuit through the rail yards. Patrolman Cass had responded to a shoplifting and arrived as the suspects fled. He chased the men into the rail yards where he caught one of the men. As he walked the man to his patrol car he collapsed.

Patrolman Cass had been with the agency for 18 months and was survived by his wife and four children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 71rst 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
November 6, 2011


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