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Corporal Samuel J. Cheatham | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Corporal

Samuel J. Cheatham

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 23, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 29 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 5/4/1959

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Corporal Cheatham suffered a fatal heart attack while on sick leave at home due to a previous heart attack he suffered while struggling with a suspect. The man he was attempting to arrest was resisting arrest.
Corporal Cheatham was assigned to the Carondelet District and had been with the agency for 29 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd 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.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 23, 2012

 

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