Patrolman John Marsden Sampson

Patrolman John Marsden Sampson

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1940

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John Marsden Sampson

Patrolman John Sampson succumbed to injuries received four days earlier when his motorcycle struck a bread truck at 16th Street and Patterson Street while he was pursuing a speeding vehicle.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years, 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 5, 1940
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventy-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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

December 8, 2011

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