Patrolman Dixon Allen Sasser

Patrolman Dixon Allen Sasser

Harlan Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, October 13, 1918

Dixon Allen Sasser

Patrolman Dixon Sasser was shot and killed by a man who had just been released on bond for bootlegging.

The man opened fire on Patrolman Sasser and the Harlan police chief, who was wounded in the shooting. The suspect was also wounded in the shootout before being arrested.

Patrolman Sasser was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons, his father, and three siblings; he was predeceased by a son. He is buried in Robinson Creek Cemetery, London, Laurel County, Kentucky.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 12, 1918
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd 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 officer Larry Lasater

October 13, 2011

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