City Marshal Hiram Davis

City Marshal Hiram Davis

Nelson Marshal's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, April 23, 1917

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Hiram Davis

Marshal Davis was died of wounds he received five days earlier when he was attacked by an emotionally disturbed person.

Marshal Davis was called to deal with an emotionally disturbed man who was armed with a shotgun and a knife. When Marshal Davis arrived the man attempted to shoot him, but the shotgun failed to fire. The man then attacked Marshal Davis with the knife, causing him to fall suffering a scull fracture. Marshal Davis died five days later.

The suspect was adjudged insane and sent to the Fulton Insane Asylum.

Marshal Davis was survived by at least three children.


  • Age 71
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 18, 1917
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Committed

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 92nd 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 88 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 30, 2009

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