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Detective Sergeant Edward J. Lally | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Detective Sergeant

Edward J. Lally

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, January 2, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 28 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/1/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never identified

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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.

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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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