Deputy City Marshal Tobe E. DeRacy

Deputy City Marshal Tobe E. DeRacy

Pecos Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, March 10, 1945

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Tobe E. DeRacy

Deputy City Marshal Tobe DeRacy was stabbed to death while arresting a man for vagrancy.

The suspect asked the marshal if he could go to his room for a change of clothes. As the two entered the suspect's room the man suddenly turned and stabbed Deputy Marshal DeRacy with a 15-inch dagger, killing him instantly.

The man was convicted of Deputy Marshal DeRacy's death and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Marshal DeRacy was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Dagger
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 67th 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

March 10, 2012

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