Patrolman Clarence Luther Maines

Patrolman Clarence Luther Maines

Bristol Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, October 25, 1926

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Clarence Luther Maines

Patrolman Maines was shot and killed while making an arrest for being drunk in public. While walking the man to jail the suspect pulled out a small handgun and shot Patrolman Maines in the side. Patrolman Maines succumbed to his wound two days later.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of Patrolman Maines' murder. He died while in prison while serving a life sentence.

Patrolman Maines had served with the agency for 5 years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 23, 1926
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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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 88th 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 4, 2014

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