Chief of Police James K. Elder

Chief of Police James K. Elder

Mason Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 1982

James K. Elder

Chief of Police James Elder was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a disturbance at a local hotel.

His patrol car left the roadway and struck a utility pole at the intersection of Mason-Montgomery Road and Stitt Road.

Chief Elder had served with the Mason Police Department for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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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 31rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

April 20, 2013

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