Police Officer Elmer A. Trout

Police Officer Elmer A. Trout

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, September 23, 1935

Elmer A. Trout

Police Officer Elmer Trout succumbed to injuries sustained on February 22nd, 1930, when he attempted to disperse a large group of youths who were acting disorderly in front of a pool hall at 320 North Union Avenue.

A group of approximately 16 people cut him on the head and face with a knife before knocking him down and continuing to kick him. Sixteen people were arrested, but 12 were released due to uncooperative witnesses.

Officer Trout developed seizures and other complications as the result of the attack and was forced to medically retire on July 16th, 1934. He passed away as a result of the injuries on September 23rd, 1935.

Officer Trout had served with the Pueblo Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 22, 1930
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

disorderly

Most Recent Reflection

View all 2 Reflections

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd 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

June 25, 2018

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.