Officer Alfred B. Waterbury

Officer Alfred B. Waterbury

Spokane Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 1909

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Alfred B. Waterbury

Officer Alfred Waterbury succumbed to a gunshot wound received when he attempted to stop a robbery suspect on 9th Avenue and Adams Street.

Officer Waterbury was on patrol with two other officers in an area that had become strife with robberies. Officer Waterbury witnessed a suspicious man in the neighborhood. He asked the man to stop, but the subject fired a shot, hitting him in the abdomen. Officer Waterbury returned fire before falling to the ground. He was transported to the Sacred Heart Hospital, where he succumbed to his wound the next morning.

The suspect(s) fled after the shooting and were never identified.

Officer Waterbury had served with the Spokane Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 27, 1909
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

robbery, suspicious person

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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 104th 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 27, 2014

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