Patrolman Daniel Summitt

Patrolman Daniel Summitt

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 1899

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Daniel Summitt

Patrolman Summitt was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man who was causing a disturbance in front of grocery store on Lischey Avenue. Patrolman Summitt advised the man to quiet down or he would have to be arrested. The man responded that no officer could arrest him.

The man then produced a pistol. In an effort to disarm him, Patrolman Summitt began to struggle with the man. The suspect fired three shots, mortally wounding Patrolman Summitt. Patrolman Summitt succumbed to his wounds shortly after midnight. The suspect was arrested and charged with murder.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 29, 1899
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 110th 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 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 30, 2009

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