City Marshal Joseph R. Hastings

City Marshal Joseph R. Hastings

Beebe Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 1899

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Joseph R. Hastings

Marshal Hastings was stabbed to death while making an arrest. He died four days after being stabbed.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to prison. He was pardoned by Governor Daniel W. Jones on December 21, 1900.

Marshal Hastings was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 3, 1899
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Pardoned in 1900

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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 114th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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

April 29, 2013

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