Patrolman Alva M. Jackson

Patrolman Alva M. Jackson

Pasco Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, April 1, 1955

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Alva M. Jackson

Patrolman Jackson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a youth who had murdered his father and wounded his grandfather. As Patrolman Jackson chased the suspect on foot he rounded a corner and was confronted by the boy. As he attempted to talk the suspect into giving up, the boy opened fire with a .22 caliber revolver, striking Patrolman Jackson several times. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Jackson was still able to overpower the boy and hold him until other units took him into custody. Patrolman Jackson was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two hours later.

The 16-year-old boy said he was mad with his father over his objection to his drinking beer. He was convicted of second degree murder and manslaughter and sentenced to 65 years in prison.

Patrolman Jackson had been with the agency for five years and had served with the Hood River, Oregon, Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 65 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th 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. 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

April 1, 2012

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