Deputy Sheriff Edward N. Dawes

Deputy Sheriff Edward N. Dawes

Uinta County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Tuesday, July 30, 1895

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Edward N. Dawes

Deputy Sheriff Edward Dawes and City Marshal Thomas Stagg, of the Echo City Police Department, were shot and killed while riding with a posse attempting to arrest two suspects. Deputy Dawes was shot in the chest and died at the scene.

The suspects were found barricaded in a cabin and one was executed by firing squad December 15, 1896.

Deputy Dawes also served as the Evanston City Marshall and was a veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife and is buried in Evanston Cemetery, Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Executed

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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 118th 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

January 23, 2013

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