Marshal Hickey Steelman

Marshal Hickey Steelman

Bearden Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, March 14, 1948

Hickey Steelman

Marshal Hickey Steelman was shot and killed from ambush by a man who held a grudge against him.

Marshal Steelman had shot and wounded the suspect one year earlier when he attempted to arrest him on a charge of drunkenness.

On May 5th, 1948, the suspect was convicted of Marshal Steelman's murder and sentenced to life.

Marshal Steelman had served with the Bearden Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 64th 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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 14, 2012

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