Trooper Marcus Lamastus

Trooper Marcus Lamastus

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, July 17, 1965

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Marcus Lamastus

Trooper Marcus Lamastus was shot and killed after chasing an ex-convict underneath a house in Mound Bayou at 1540 hours.

The suspect was shot and killed by other deputies who were also at the scene.

Trooper Lamastus had been with the agency for three years and was assigned to Troop D. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge D-34

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Trooper LaMastus, I was only 3 when that horrible day happened in Mound Bayou, But I've heard about it from my grand parents They told me what a Great Hero you were that day! I have your picture with my Uncle FBI Agent Bill Townsend together at the Police Academy in Jackson. Ya'll be forever be my Hero's May you Both RIP

Captain Timmy Townsend
Cleveland, MS Police Dept.

October 18, 2017

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