Chief Tobias B. Younce

Chief Tobias B. Younce

Jefferson City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, September 5, 1930

Tobias B. Younce

Chief Younce was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance near a set of railroad tracks. One of the men involved shot the chief in the abdomen. Although he was mortally wounded, the chief was able to provide the names of the suspects.

On March 20, 1931, one was convicted of complicity in a murder and sentenced to 2 years in prison. At the time of his conviction the shooter was still at large.

Chief Younce had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Arrested

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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 83rd 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

April 28, 2013

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