Deputy U.S. Marshal Colby S. Farrar

Deputy U.S. Marshal Colby S. Farrar

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, October 7, 1939

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Colby S. Farrar

Deputy Marshal Colby Farrar was killed in an automobile accident near Deming, New Mexico, while transporting a prisoner from Tucson, Arizona, to Abilene, Texas. During the transport the vehicle's brakes locked up, causing it to overturn several times. Deputy Marshal Farrar was killed and the prisoner and a guard were seriously injured.

Deputy Marshal Farrar was a US Army veteran of WWI. He had served in law enforcement for over 20 years. He had previously served with the Pampas, Texas, Police Department, the United States Border Patrol, the Tucson, Arizona, Police Department, and as Undersheriff of the Pima County, Arizona, Sheriff's Department.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location New Mexico

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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 74th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater

November 3, 2013

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