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Sheriff Fred B. Mason | Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Sheriff

Fred B. Mason

Laurel County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, August 3, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Mason was shot and killed by a former prisoner as he and a deputy attempted to break up a disturbance at a church meeting. Sheriff Mason and his deputy returned fire killing the suspect. The suspect had recently been paroled after serving a sentence for a murder he committed in 1921.

Sheriff Mason was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2013

 

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