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Patrolman Gus Chitwood | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas


Gus Chitwood

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, February 13, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/13/1914

Weapon: Handgun; .41 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Gus Chitwood was shot and killed while investigating gunfire in an alley.

While shining his flashlight in the alley a shot rang out, striking him. A suspect was apprehended and taken to detectives office. While in custody he confessed to the murder of Patrolman William Paschall two months earlier.

After the confession he attempted to grab an officer's handgun and was shot and killed by other officers.

Patrolman Chitwood was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Patrolman William Paschall
El Paso Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, December 4, 1914
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry was a fellow peace officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 13, 2009


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