Deputy Sheriff James W. Cranston

Deputy Sheriff James W. Cranston

Genesee County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, July 26, 1945

James W. Cranston

Deputy James Cranston succumbed from injuries received four days earlier when he was struck by a vehicle. He was interviewing two other drivers who had been involved in an accident when another vehicle struck him. He suffered massive leg and internal injuries when he was struck. The driver was charged with felonious driving and manslaughter but was not prosecuted at the request of the Cranston family.

Deputy Cranston was survived by his wife.


  • Age 62
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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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 68th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 19, 2013

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