Deputy Sheriff Frank James Dees

Deputy Sheriff Frank James Dees

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, November 20, 1916

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Frank James Dees

Deputy Sheriff Frank Dees was shot and killed in a home near Bethel Church by a man he attempted to arrest on a warrant for disturbing the peace. As Deputy Dees was serving the warrant, the suspect drew a pistol from his coat pocket and shot him.

On January 14, 1917, the suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 30 years.

He was survived by his wife, four sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

arrest attempt, warrant

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 115th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

I am sure you are proud that your legacy of serving and protecting continues in your family.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 20, 2009

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