Policeman James H. Pace

Policeman James H. Pace

Butte Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Tuesday, July 27, 1915

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James H. Pace

Policeman James Pace suffered a fatal heart attack after an intense struggle with a man with a gun.

He had been alerted to a disturbance involving three men on East Galena Street, and told the men to move along when he arrived at the location. The men refused to leave, at which point Policeman Pace told them they were under arrest. One of the men drew a revolver and pointed it at Policeman Pace, who was able to knock it from his hand. Policeman Pace then drew his own gun and the two struggled for three minutes before the subject was shot in the hand and surrendered.

Other officers arrived and took the subject to the city jail. Policeman Pace began to feel ill and collapsed. He was taken to the emergency hospital where he died later that day.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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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 98th 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 20, 2013

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