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Chief of Police Sumner A. Dillard | Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee

Chief of Police

Sumner A. Dillard

Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, March 2, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30 caliber

Offender: Apprehended

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Chief Dillard was shot and killed after he and an officer had just arrested two suspects at 1100 hours. As the officers drove away from the residence a friend of the prisoners came out of the home and opened fire on the patrol car with a .30 caliber rifle, striking Chief Dillard in the back of the head. The suspect was apprehended at the scene.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 2, 2012


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