Captain Jasper H. Fincher

Captain Jasper H. Fincher

Williamsport Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 15, 1930

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Jasper H. Fincher

Captain Fincher died from complications after being bitten on the hand by an intoxicated man. Captain Fincher was taking license cards from the man when he was bitten. He developed septicemia and died a little more than a month later.

Captain Fincher drove race horses prior to joining the department and served as the first president of the Williamsport Police Pension Fund Association. Captain Fincher served as captain longer than anyone ever holding that position, nearly 25 years total.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 14

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 19, 1930
  • Weapon Person; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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What a long and honorable career you had. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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 15, 2012

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