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Deputy Sheriff John Lester Beck | Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

John Lester Beck

Rowan County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, January 27, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Deputy Beck suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with a suspect. Deputy Beck and another deputy were serving a warrant on a man wanted for threatening local citizens. The suspect began verbally and physically assault the officers. They were able to handcuff the suspect and transport him to jail, where Deputy Beck suffered the heart attack. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Beck had been with the agency for 6 years and is survived by his wife and child.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 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 officer Larry Lasater
January 27, 2011


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