Detective Jesse Montgomery

Detective Jesse Montgomery

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 3, 1968

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Jesse Montgomery

Detective Jesse Montgomery succumbed to complications of injuries sustained on December 31st, 1947, while attempting to stop a hit-and-run driver.

He and his partner were involved in a vehicle crash at the intersection of Oak Street and East Lancaster Avenue. The driver of the other vehicle, a refrigerated truck, attempted to flee the scene in the vehicle. Detective Montgomery jumped onto the truck's running board in an attempt to stop and arrest the driver.

The vehicle struck a fire hydrant before going onto an embankment and overturning. Detective Montgomery became trapped under the truck and suffered several internal injuries as well as numerous bone fractures. Although he was able to return to limited duty, he never fully recovered from the injuries and died as a direct result of complications of them on February 3rd, 1968.

Detective Montgomery had served with the Fort Worth Police Department for 29 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge 29

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 31, 1947
  • Weapon Automobile; Commercial
  • Offender Not available

hit and run

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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 50th 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

July 4, 2018

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