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Patrolman David H. Crowther | Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah


David H. Crowther

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Friday, October 12, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1926

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Patrolman Crowther was shot and killed by one of three men he was escorting to the city limits. One of the men produced a .32 caliber handgun and opened fire, striking Patrolman Crowther in the head. The three suspects then stole Patrolman Crowther's gun, watch, and car and fled to California, where they were arrested. Patrolman Crowther's body wasn't found for two days. The shooter was sentenced to death and faced the firing squad on January 15, 1926. The other two suspects were convicted and later paroled.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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. You would have been proud to see your family continues your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 12, 2011


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