City Marshal Ches H. Estes

City Marshal Ches H. Estes

Whitesboro Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, February 4, 1935

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Ches H. Estes

Marshal Estes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had attacked a woman only moments earlier. He had entered a darkened cafe while looking for the man and was struck in the chest by a gunshot blast fired by the suspect.

On February 22, 1935, the suspect was sentenced to death but received a second trial and was sentenced to 99 years. He was paroled on January 2, 1947.

Marshal Estes was survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, February 3, 1935
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1947

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th 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.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 4, 2012

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