Policeman Benjamin F. Stump

Policeman Benjamin F. Stump

Falls City Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Wednesday, August 16, 1899

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Benjamin F. Stump

Policeman Benjamin Stump was shot and killed while removing several trespassers from the Missouri Pacific railroad yards.

He was escorting two men from the area when he spotted a third man hiding in a boxcar. As he attempted to detain the third man one of the subjects shot him in the head. A suspect was arrested but the outcome is not known.

Policeman Stump had served with the Falls City Police Department for four years. He was survived by his parents, sister, and seven brothers.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 115th 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 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 officer Larry Lasater

April 1, 2014

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