Deputy U.S. Marshal Dave H. Layman

Deputy U.S. Marshal Dave H. Layman

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, April 10, 1883

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Dave H. Layman

Deputy Marshal Layman was shot and killed by a suspect who had been upset that the deputy had disarmed him. Deputy Marshal Layman and one of his deputies were traveling with three prisoners in the Choctaw Nation and had setup camp near a home.

The owner of the home, along with Deputy Marshal Layman and three other men, crossed into Texas to attend a wedding. When they returned to the camp two of the men became engaged in an argument. Deputy Marshal Layman disarmed the two, who then left the area. They returned with weapons and shot Deputy Marshal Layman several times, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 126th 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 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 Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 10, 2009

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