Town Marshal Richard Dobbyns Lane

Town Marshal Richard Dobbyns Lane

Augusta Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, July 25, 1882

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Richard Dobbyns Lane

Marshal Lane was shot and killed when a man approached him and opened fire with a double-barrel shotgun in an unprovoked attack. Marshal Lane and several other men, including the town mayor, were standing on the street talking when the incident took place. Marshal Lane succumbed to his wounds at the scene.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to five years. He was released May 7, 1887.

Marshal Lane was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Released in 1887

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 128th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 25, 2010

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