Town Marshal James Franklin Crocker

Town Marshal James Franklin Crocker

Selmer Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, November 1, 1933

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James Franklin Crocker

Marshal James Crocker was shot and killed while speaking with a citizen in front of the local Chevrolet dealership. As a car drove past the occupants opened fire. Marshal Crocker was struck in the back of the head and killed instantly. The citizen was struck in the leg and wounded.

Marshal Crocker had served with the agency for 20 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and three daughters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater. Pittsburg Police Dept., eow 4/24

November 1, 2011

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