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City Marshal Fred J. Leavitt | Bolivar Police Department, Missouri Bolivar Police Department, Missouri

City Marshal

Fred J. Leavitt

Bolivar Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 26, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Leavitt was shot and killed as he and the Polk County sheriff attempted to question a man at the town square about possessing a concealed firearm. The suspect pulled out the gun and shot both officers, killing Marshal Leavitt. The suspect fled town but later turned himself in.

The 19-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Marshal Leavitt was survived by his family.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd 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. Your memory will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 26, 2012

 

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