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Special Agent Chester Arthur Mason | United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

Special Agent

Chester Arthur Mason

United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, November 12, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Nebraska

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 8 years

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Special Agent Chester Mason was shot and killed in Beatrice, Nebraska, while attempting to arrest a man on liquor law violations. During the ensuing scuffle the suspect pulled out a handgun and fatally shot Agent Mason.

The suspect was arrested a short time later at his brother's home. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 13, 2011

 

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