Police Officer Lloyd Larsen

Police Officer Lloyd Larsen

Moab Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, January 5, 1961

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Lloyd Larsen

Officer Lloyd Larsen was shot and killed as he worked alone at the police station. The town-barber, who had a grudge against the police, snuck up behind him as he sat at a desk typing a report and shot him several times in the back. The suspect fled the scene but committed suicide as officers closed in on his location.

Officer Larsen had only been with the agency for six weeks. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 month, 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Officer Larsen,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Moab. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 5, 2021

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