Police Officer G. M. Lanius

Police Officer G. M. Lanius

Alexandria Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, August 2, 1909

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G. M. Lanius

Officer Lanius was shot and killed by a drunk suspect at a local bar. Officer Lanius had responded to the bar after receiving reports of a man with a gun. While attempting to disarm the suspect Officer Lanius was shot in the stomach.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. In 1911 he escaped from the Louisiana State Penitentiary. In July of 1917 he was captured in Baytown, Texas, and retuned to prison.

Officer Lanius was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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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 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.

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

January 26, 2013

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