Constable Sam Doss

Constable Sam Doss

Randolph Township Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, August 16, 1926

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Sam Doss

Constable Doss was assassinated in his home while eating dinner. As he stood up two men outside opened fire with shotguns containing deer slugs. Constable Doss was struck seven times and was killed in front of his wife.

One suspect was arrested a year later but released on a technicality. Three years later he and the other suspect were arrested and charged with Constable Doss' murder. One was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 35 years. The other was convicted of complicity in second degree murder and sentenced to 35 years. He was paroled on June 24, 1940.

Constable Doss had been in law enforcement for 20 years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 35 years

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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 87th 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

February 22, 2013

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