City Marshal John C. Sauer, Sr.

City Marshal John C. Sauer, Sr.

Shelbina Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 9, 1966

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John C. Sauer, Sr.

Marshal Sauer was killed when his patrol car was struck by a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy freight train at an unguarded crossing. The vehicle was thrown over 100-feet upon impact and Marshal Sauer was ejected from the car.

Marshal Sauer had served with the Shelbina Police Department for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and 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

February 9, 2012

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