Constable John Marion Seago

Constable John Marion Seago

Brunswick County Constable's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Monday, June 2, 1924

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John Marion Seago

Constable John Seago succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier while raiding a home near Brodnax.

He was accompanying another constable and a county sheriff's deputy as they executed the search warrant on suspected bootleggers. As they approached the home they encountered a vehicle with six occupants and a load of whiskey.

After placing the men under arrest they started to search the home, but the men began to resist. The suspects opened fire, striking Constable Seago. The other constable was able to return fire and wounded one of the men. Constable Seago was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Richmond where he succumbed to his wounds two days later.

The subject who shot Constable Seago was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Constable Seago was a U.S. Army veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served as an elected constable in Brunswick County for eight years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 31, 1924
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

alcohol violation, search warrant, warrant service

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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 88th anniversary year 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 15, 2012

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