Chief of Police James Shumate

Chief of Police James Shumate

LaFollette Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, February 20, 1898

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James Shumate

Chief Shumate was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an intoxicated man. During the arrest the suspect produced a revolver and shot Chief Shumate. Despite being mortally wounded, the chief was able to raise to his knees and shot the suspect four times, killing him.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge CHIEF

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 114th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 20, 2012

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