Constable Lester Kenneth Setser

Constable Lester Kenneth Setser

Decatur Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, June 5, 1951

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Lester Kenneth Setser

Constable Lester Setser was shot and killed after taking a drunk man home. As he was leaving the man shot him four times in the back. He was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect.

On September 21, 1951, the suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison

Constable Setser had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and five children. Constable Setser was a World War II veteran.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Luger
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Constable Setser, I honor your memory. I met your son Ken (a cousin of mine) in high school at a Leadership Camp in Ventura County. You would have been so very proud of him. I introduced myself and reminded him of family times at Aunt Mattie and Aunt Verbie’s house on Sunday afternoons. We later ran into each other at UCSB where we were both students. Rest in peace.

Margaret (Grunden) Potchatek
Cousin

December 18, 2020

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