Patrolman John R. Fallis

Patrolman John R. Fallis

Pine Bluff Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Monday, March 4, 1985

John R. Fallis

Patrolman John Fallis was shot and killed while investigating a noise complaint.

When he arrived at the scene he located a vehicle playing loud music with two male subjects sitting inside. As he radioed the license plate information to dispatch one of the men exited the vehicle and opened fire with a .22 caliber handgun, striking Patrolman Fallis in the arm and chest.

The subject fled the state but was apprehended and returned. He was convicted of Patrolman Fallis' murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Patrolman Fallis had served with the Pine Bluff Police Department for 2-1/2 years.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

noise complaint

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace

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

March 5, 2012

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