Marshal J. Edgar Chipley

Marshal J. Edgar Chipley

New Franklin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, January 8, 1961

J. Edgar Chipley

Marshal Edgar Chipley was killed when he lost control of his squad car at the south end of the MKT Highway 5 viaduct at the New Franklin City limits while trying to avoid hitting a car that turned in front of him while he was chasing a speeding car.

Both the speeding vehicle that Marshal Chipley was chasing and the vehicle that turned in front of him left the scene. Marshal Shipley's brother-in-law was also killed in the crash.

Marshal Chipley was survived by his wife, one son, parents and two sisters.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 7, 1961
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifty-first 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

January 8, 2012

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