Trooper Benjamin R. Seaton

Trooper Benjamin R. Seaton

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, October 24, 1949

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Benjamin R. Seaton

Trooper Seaton was killed in an automobile accident at a gravel intersection when another car entered the intersection at the same time as his patrol car. He was ejected from the patrol car which then landed on top of him. He succumbed to his injuries en route to the hospital.

Trooper Seaton had served with the Illinois State Police for seven years and was assigned to District 7. Trooper Seaton was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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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 65th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater

January 3, 2014

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