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Patrolman Thomas E. Dameron | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio


Thomas E. Dameron

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, December 17, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/1/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Thomas Dameron succumbed to gunshot wounds received four months earlier while attempting to arrest a man who had attacked and beaten another officer.

On August 1, 1926, a gang of men disarmed and wounded a Cincinnati patrolman at Third and Smith Streets. One of the gang ran into a structure there. Patrolman Dameron followed the suspect into the building and once inside the suspect fired on Patrolman Dameron. Patrolman Dameron returned fire and during the exchange both men were hit and the suspect was killed. Patrolman Dameron, shot in the abdomen, was rushed to Cincinnati General Hospital. After four and a half months Patrolman Dameron succumbed to septic peritonitis on December 17, 1926.

Patrolman Dameron had served with the agency for two and a half years and had previously served with the United States military during World War I. He was survived by his mother and was buried next to his father at Catlettsburg Cemetery in Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 83rd 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer, 79 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 29, 2009


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