Marshal Robert William Dawson

Marshal Robert William Dawson

Washtucna Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, August 12, 1940

Robert William Dawson

Marshal Robert Dawson succumbed to injuries received 12 days earlier when he was assaulted while attempting to arrest several drunk men near the Potlatch Yards in Washtunca. One of the men struck him, knocking him down and causing a paralytic stroke.

Marshal Dawson was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 1, 1940
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 13, 2013

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