Chief of Police Marion K. Farrel

Chief of Police Marion K. Farrel

Shawnee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Thursday, October 17, 1907

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Marion K. Farrel

Chief Farrel was murdered while questioning a man after receiving a complaint from the man's wife that the man was committing adultery. Chief Farrel met the man at his place of business. The two walked out of a rear door at which point the man struck him in the head with a blunt object and then fled the scene. The chief was taken to a local doctor and died eight hours later.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. He died in prison November 20, 1950.

Chief Farrel was survived by his wife and three children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Died in prison

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd 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

Phyllis Loya
motherr of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 17, 2010

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