Detective Sergeant Edward J. Lally

Detective Sergeant Edward J. Lally

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, January 2, 1927

Edward J. Lally

Detective Sergeant Lally succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous night while supervising a New Year's Even celebration. At 0340 hours he and his partner split up and headed in opposite directions. Shortly afterwards a car pulled up to Sergeant Lally as Laclede and Lindell Streets and the occupant shot Sergeant Lally twice. Sergeant Lally was found by a bystander and taken to the hospital where he later died. The suspect was never identified.
Detective Sergeant Lally had been with the agency for 28 years and was survived by his mother.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 1, 1927
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary 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.

Time never diminishes respect, not even 85 years.

Rest In Peace

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

January 2, 2012

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