Patrolman Lawrence R. Yaxley

Patrolman Lawrence R. Yaxley

Mentor Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, January 30, 1927

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Lawrence R. Yaxley

Patrolman Lawrence Yaxley was accidentally shot and killed when his revolver fell from its holster.

He was on patrol when he noticed a manhole cover was out of place. As he bent over to inspect it the revolver fell to the ground and discharged.

Patrolman Yaxley had served with the Mentor Police Department for six months.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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