Marshal Alonzo Theodore "Lon" Larsen

Marshal Alonzo Theodore "Lon" Larsen

Mount Pleasant Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Monday, October 15, 1945

Alonzo Theodore "Lon" Larsen

Marshal Alonzo Larsen was shot and killed after being called to a local cafe to deal with an unruly customer. He had removed the customer from the cafe and placed him in the cab of a pickup truck. As he talked to the man's wife the man removed a pistol from the glove box and shot the marshal in the back. He then exited the truck and shot the marshal a second time.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. The suspect died in prison in 1955.

Marshal Larsen was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

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There is a dedication to this fallen officer at the end of the radio series Dragnet Episode 7 . I am a former Met Police Detective from London, UK and thought it was apt to mention it here on his memorial page.
I was fortunate to spend 34 years working with similar colleagues, gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice.

David Smith Detective Chief Inspector RT
Met Police London

January 23, 2014

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