City Marshal Elias J. Daffin

City Marshal Elias J. Daffin

Lott Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, July 12, 1925

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Elias J. Daffin

Marshal Daffin was shot and killed while arresting a man for a minor offense. While attempting to the lead the suspect by the arm, the suspect pulled out a .45-caliber pistol and shot Marshal Daffin, who was never able to draw his weapon. The suspect was later found not guilty. Marshal Daffin was survived by his wife and three children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Found not guilty

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I work for The City of Lott as a Police Officer. I'm reminded daily the dangers of this career we are in. I will continue to dedicate my service to the citizens of Lott, Texas and be the bearer of law and order for all to know. That the Lott Police Department is a department of Honor and Integrity.

Police Officer Darryl Welch
Lott Police Department

January 17, 2017

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