Private Melvin E. Beauman

Private Melvin E. Beauman

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 10, 1878

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Melvin E. Beauman

Private Melvin Beauman succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained on August 23rd, 1878, while at the Company A's campsite at Pleasanton, Texas.

He was practicing shooting his pistol when he accidentally shot himself in the abdomen. He died from the wound on September 10th, 1878.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Friday, August 23, 1878

accidental discharge

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your service and sacrifice is honored today, the 140th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 10, 2018

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