Town Marshal Tom Roach

Town Marshal Tom Roach

Barbourville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, December 31, 1898

Tom Roach

Town Marshal Tom Roach was shot and killed while attempting to disarm a county deputy who had gotten into a personal argument with a store clerk.

The store's owner ordered the deputy to leave the store, before stepping outside himself. When the store owner left the deputy pulled out his gun and attempted to search the clerk. Marshal Roach, who was standing nearby, put himself between the two and as he attempted to take the gun away from the deputy he was shot in the abdomen.

The deputy was arrested and charged with murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

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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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

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

January 3, 2012

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