Patrolman John H. House

Patrolman John H. House

St. Joseph Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, July 28, 1922

John H. House

Patrolman House was accidentally shot and killed by another officer after responding to a domestic disturbance call for the second time in one night. The other officer on the scene had fired a warning shot through the floor, striking Patrolman House in the leg. Patrolman House did not receive prompt medical attention, causing the wound to become fatal.
He had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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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 89th 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

January 21, 2013

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