Patrol Officer Melvin W. Kepford

Patrol Officer Melvin W. Kepford

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 30, 1918

Melvin W. Kepford

Officer Kepford was struck and killed by an automobile at the intersection of 4th and Chestnut Streets at 1745 hours. He was walking into the intersection to direct traffic when he was struck. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries one our later.
Officer Kepford was survived by his parents and sister.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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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 96th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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 officer Larry Lasater

February 2, 2014

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