Policeman Arthur Cruse

Policeman Arthur Cruse

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 22, 1923

Arthur Cruse

Policeman Arthur Cruse was shot and killed by a robbery suspect. The suspect was later arrested in Seattle, Washington, and extradited back to California to stand trial for the officer's murder.

The 46-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in Folsom Prison.

On May 21, 1936, he stabbed to death a fellow inmate.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th 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 dimishes respect and you 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 22, 2012

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