City Marshal John Calvin Brewer, Sr.

City Marshal John Calvin Brewer, Sr.

Lexington Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 20, 1945

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John Calvin Brewer, Sr.

Marshal Brewer succumbed to gunshot wounds received five days earlier while attempting to arrest a drunk man. A struggle ensued and Marshal Brewer was shot in an arm and lung. Despite being wounded Marshal Brewer was able to take the suspect into custody.

The man, 40, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in the electric chair. His sentence was commuted to life in 1948. He was paroled on August 8, 1957.

Marshal Brewer was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 15, 1945
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1957

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th 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 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 20, 2011

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