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Officer Larry F. McMaster | Montrose Police Department, Colorado Montrose Police Department, Colorado


Larry F. McMaster

Montrose Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, April 25, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/23/1983

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Deported

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Officer McMaster succumbed to a gunshot wound receive two days earlier while responding to a disturbance at a local bar. He and two other officers had entered the rear of the bar as two other officers approached the front. Officer McMaster and the other officers approached the bar and observed no disturbance inside of the establishment. Suddenly a man at the bar turned and fired three shots. Two struck one officer and wounded him and the third struck Officer McMaster in the head. He succumbed to his wounds two days later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and first degree assault. He was released in 2002 and deported from the United States.

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Your heroism and service is honored today on the 29th 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. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers.

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
April 25, 2012


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