Chief of Police Manley Jackson

Chief of Police Manley Jackson

Pocahontas Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, November 8, 1931

Manley Jackson

Chief of Police Manley Jackson was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Chief Jackson was serving as a Night Marshal and was writing down the license plate of a suspicious car when he was kidnapped by members of the Karpis-Barker gang. He was driven to a nearby quarry and was allowed to get out and walk a little way before he was shot four times and killed. The next day his body was found.

Although there is little doubt he was killed by members of the Karpis-Barker gang, two local men were wrongly apprehended for the murder. Two months later the shooter shot and killed Sheriff Roy Kelly of the Howell County Sheriff's Department, Missouri. The suspect was eventually shot and killed by FBI agents.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81rst anniversary year 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 murdered in the line of duty 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

April 10, 2012

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