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Marshal Charles Lewis | Powell Police Department, Wyoming Powell Police Department, Wyoming

Marshal

Charles Lewis

Powell Police Department, Wyoming

End of Watch: Thursday, March 16, 1939

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Age: 43

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/15/1939

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Later shot and killed

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Marshal Charles Lewis and Deputy D.M. Baker, of the Park County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest an escapee who had fled to his parents' house. As the officers approached the residence shots were fired and both officers were killed. The suspect also shot and killed two civilians who were assisting the officers.

The suspect was later shot and killed by towns people when he attempted to rob a local bank. During the bank robbery a hostage was also killed.

Marshal Lewis was a WWI veteran. He was survived by his wife and child and is buried in Powell's Crown Hill Cemetery.

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Deputy Sheriff D. M. Baker
Park County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 15, 1939
Cause: Gunfire

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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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 15, 2012

 

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