Lieutenant Joseph Vega

Lieutenant Joseph Vega

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 1955

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Joseph Vega

Lieutenant Vega suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to break up a fight between two airmen on Wentworth Street while off duty. One of the subjects attempted to flee the scene and was chased by another off duty patrolman. When the patrolman returned to the scene he found Lieutenant Vega on the ground.

Both suspects were charged with being drunk and disorderly and fighting in the street. They were both fined $100.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 12, 2010

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