Policeman James Fraser

Policeman James Fraser

Miles City Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Wednesday, August 7, 1935

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James Fraser

Patrolman Fraser was shot and killed and the Chief of Police was seriously wounded by a man when they were called to a house on South 4th Street to investigate reports of a quarrel between a man and a woman. When they arrived the man had just stabbed the woman more than 20 times and then produced a gun and opened fire on both of them. The suspect was arrested by deputies shortly after the shooting. The woman died at the hospital shortly afterwards.

The suspect was convicted of murdering Patrolman Fraser and the woman on September 4, 1935. He was hanged on October 16, 1935.


  • Age 76
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender executed in 1935

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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 78th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 2, 2013

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