Chief of Police Guthrie Diuguid

Chief of Police Guthrie Diuguid

Murray Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1916

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Guthrie Diuguid

Chief of Police Guthrie Diuguid was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call.

He was shot by one of three suspects he encountered on a city street and died of his wounds the following day. The subject who shot him fled the scene but was captured later by a railroad conductor in Paris, Tennessee.

The shooting sparked two nights of rioting in Murray with a mob threatening to lynch the suspect. The subject was convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair on July 25th, 1919.

Chief Diuguid had served with the Murray Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 9, 1916
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1917


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th 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
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 10, 2010

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