Constable James Walsh

Constable James Walsh

Red Bank Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, November 13, 1899

James Walsh

Constable Walsh was shot and killed while attempting to serve a summons on a suspect. The suspect opened fire with a revolver, striking Constable Walsh twice in the legs and once in the head. The suspect fled the scene but was captured the next day.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. On September 6, 1900, a few days after he was awarded a new trial, the suspect escaped from the Monmouth County Jail. Three months later he was captured near Portsmouth, Virginia, after he was shot and wounded as he attempted to flee from officers. On December 8, 1900, he tore the bandages from his wounds and bled to death in the Portsmouth Jail.

Constable Walsh had retired as chief of police and was serving as a constable at the time of the shooting. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 70
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Committed suicide in jail

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2009

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