Prison Guard James Hart

Prison Guard James Hart

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 1924

James Hart

Guard James Hart was beaten and strangled to death by three inmates who were attempting to escape. The inmates were able to make it out of the prison during a severe winter snow storm but were tracked by officers and shot and killed.

Guard Hart had served with the Missouri Department of Corrections for three years.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and 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

February 4, 2012

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