Deputy Sheriff Wallace E. Cool

Deputy Sheriff Wallace E. Cool

Latah County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1901

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Wallace E. Cool

Deputy Cool was shot and killed off his horse while attempting to arrest a man who was riding through town randomly shooting at people. The man had killed the town doctor and wounded a storekeeper. The suspect fled to his house, where a shootout with a posse led by the sheriff ensued. The standoff ended when the suspect killed himself. Deputy Cool died of his wounds the next day.

Deputy Cool was survived by his wife.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 4, 1901
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed Suicide

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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 102nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

The obituary at the time of your death was so touching to read these many years later.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

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